PG County Geneology

The Prince George’s African-American Museum & Cultural Center at North Brentwood in partnership with the Prince George’s County chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System have presented a series of  workshops that focus on Black ancestral lineage through Black historical and genealogical research.

“Finding Your Historical and Genealogical Roots” provided attendees with step-by-step “how to” lessons on tracing their descendants and provided participants with information from various genealogical websites to assist them with identifying sources, records, and other tools for organizing and managing research materials that can assist them in figuring out their ancestral heritage. Workshops are being held at Hyattsville, Greenbelt, South Bowie, and Largo-Kettering Libraries from January to June.

According to the museum’s website, mastering genealogical research can consume a lot of time and resources, but with the workshops dispersed throughout Prince George’s County, the hope is that it may become easier for residents to access information about their heritage.

These series sessions are sponsored by county council members Deni Taveras (District 2), Todd Turner (District 4), and Chair Derrick Leon Davis (District 6).