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Camps/Family Events

D.Tree Genealogy: How to Grow and Sustain Your Family Tree

October 21st | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Whether you have a family tree and want it to continue to grow or you want to start growing a family tree, this workshop is for you. It is a fun, inspirational talk for beginners but also helpful for experienced researchers.  It contains easy, inexpensive, practical methods and sources that anyone can use the next day to begin researching their family history.

It will also include tips of sustaining your family records that were passed down through your family. Learn the steps you can take to ensure your family documents and photographs survive like that tree in your yard. You will learn what preservation techniques you can apply at home, what equipment and supplies you will need and methods of organizing and cataloging your collection.

Tony Burroughs is an internationally known genealogist who has appeared as a guest genealogy expert in twenty-five national and international television programs including: African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates, Oprah's Roots, Who Do You Think You Are? The Real Family of Jesus, the History Channel, Roots Remembered, BBC, Channel 4 London, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News, ABC World News Tonight, BET Nightly News, WGN and National Public Radio.  He researched Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on genealogies for Oprah Winfrey, Smokey Robinson, Reverend Al Sharpton and Billy Porter.  

Tony's book Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree was Number one on Essence Magazine's Best Seller List and limited copies will be available for purchase.

Cost of the D.Tree Genealogy Workshop is $10 and $8 for Wright Museum Members. Workshop participants will receive complimentary admission to the D.Tree Studio Exhibition and the Being Seen Exhibition on October 21.