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Bernice Bennett's Genealogy Events


Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

  1. Your DNA – Excitement, Validation and Revelations (EVRs)
    (A panel presentation)


    Date:  January 14, 2017
    Event:  Central Maryland Chapter, Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. Monthly Meeting
    Moderator:  Bernice Bennett
    Panelist:  Aaron Dorsey and Wendy Harp
    Location:  Columbia, MD

  2. Intro to DNA and Genealogy (Lecture)


    Date:  February 4, 2017
    Event:  2017 Black History Month Genealogy Conference
    Lecturer:  Bernice Bennett
    Location:  Laurel Family History Center

  3. Exploring the Testimonies of Former Slaves in the Southern Claims Commission Records


    Date:  February 10, 2017
    Event:  Rootstech 2017
    Presenter:  Bernice Bennett
    Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah

  4. Track 2:  DNA and Genealogy (Course)


    Date:  July 10-14, 2017
    Event:  Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Coordinator:  Bernice Bennett
    Faculty:  Shannon Christmas, Bernice Bennett, Nicka Sewel-Smith
    Location:  Fort Wayne, Indiana

  5. Research at the National Archives and Beyond!


    Date:  Every Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time
    Event:  BlogTalkRadio Show
    Host:  Bernice Bennett


In the News

  1. Genealogy Search Reveals Family History, Relatives for Reporter.  Fox Carolina 21 News Reporter–Will Jones–provides an intriguing story about Bernice Bennett's genealogy search for new relatives, revealing information about her ancestors in slavery, and fostering a relationship with the slave owner's descendant.

  2. Nurturing Our Roots, Tangilena.com, September 21, 2012
    by Antoinette Harrell – A story about Bernice A. Bennett, a Louisiana Native with Roots in Orleans, Livingston, and St. Helena Parish.

  3. 1940 census draws historians and genealogists, The Washington Post, May 22, 2012

  4. Lectures announced for the 2012 International Black Genealogy Summit, Examiner.com, March 24, 2012

  5. Rewriting History, One Family Photo at a Time, The Take Away, March 2, 2011

Video Appearances

  1. Bernice Bennett shares stories in Silver Spring, MD

  2. African Roots Television - Host Antoinette Harrell and Genealogist Bernice Bennett

Past Presentations

  1. Civil War Widows Pension Application Process

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 20-21, 2013
    Host:  Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Old Edgefield District African-American Genealogical Society
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina
  2. Homestead Land Records

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Professional Genealogy and BlogTalkRadio

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  4. Observations of the USCT Civil War Widows Pension Records

    Event:  7th annual WDCFHC Conference
    Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2013
    Location:  Washington DC Family History Center, Kensington, MD
  5. Searching for the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owner's Descendant

    Event:  2012 International Black Genealogy Summit
    Date:  October 18-20, 2012
    Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. Did Your Ancestors Own Land in Other States?

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 29, 2012
    Time:  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina
  7. Searching for the Living - How I Found My South Carolina African American Kinfolks and Beyond?

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 28, 2012
    Time:  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina



Last Updated June 29, 2016



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