Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Please continue to visit our webpage often for upcoming information on our 2023 event.

“Our mission is to Connect our African American Community to their Ancestors through the Tacoma Family History Center.

Celebrate Black History Month by learning how to piece together the stories of your

ancestors, and bring them to life. Tacoma Family History Center is hosting a FREE

genealogy workshop designed specifically for individuals with African American ancestry. This

FREE workshop will be held February 25, 2023, from 9AM to 2PM at the Tacoma Family

History Center, 1102 S Pearl St. in Tacoma Washington. A free lunch will be served to


Connection with ancestors can come from the stories our families and friends tell.

Come learn how to save special memories.

Genealogy helps build past and present relationships.
10 Steps to Reclaiming Your African Roots.pdf

10 Steps to Reclaiming

Your African Roots

  1. Write down what you know

  2. Find artifacts around the home

  3. Interview relatives

  4. Create a Family Search account

  5. Create your own family tree

  6. Search for existing ancestors

  7. Look for blanks

  8. Search for historical records

  9. Add photos and stories

  10. Work together as a family

2023 Keynote Speaker & Presenters

Dr. Gregory Christopher, D. Min. Sr. Pastor

Shiloh Baptist Church


Lyn Rasmussen

Credentialed Genealogist, FamilySearch International

Sharon Leslie Morgan

Reclaiming our African Roots

Julia A. Anderson, MA, AG

Family History Librarian, FamilySearch International

Gabriel Lee

Pierce County Resident, Family Genealogist

Jamel Jackson

Pierce County Resident, Family Genealogist

Joe Price

Director of BYU Record Linking Lab

Rontrell Brimmer

Gospel Artist

The Venue

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1102 S Pearl St. , Tacoma, WA 98465

The Tacoma Family History Center is located at the South end of the building, opposite side of the YMCA.

Don't forget to create an account on Family Search!