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Bernice Bennett's Genealogy Events

Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

  1. Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage

    Date: February 2, 2019
    Event: Black History Month 2019 Genealogy Conference
    Location: Family History Center - 7200 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707

  2. DNA and Genealogy

    Date: February 12, 2019
    Event: Steptoe and Johnson, LLP
    Location: Washington, DC

  3. The Black Homesteaders at the Crossroad of Freedom
    Finding Relatives Through DNA when Family Trees Do Not Exist

    Date: May 8-11, 2019
    Event: National Genealogical Society - Family History Conference
    Location: St. Charles, Missouri

  4. Emotional Side of DNA
    Writing and Telling Your Story
    Slave Ship Manifest
    Finding Your Ancestors in Wills and Deeds
    Runaway Slave Ads

    Date: July 9-11, 2019
    Event: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Location: Allen County Public Library - Fort Wayne, Indiana

  5. Research at the National Archives and Beyond! Blogtalkradio

    Day/Times: Thursdays at 9:00 pm Eastern (8:00 pm Central, 7:00pm Mountain, 6:00 pm Pacific)
    Web Address: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett

In the News

  1. Thousands of genealogy buffs are in Utah for RootsTech – where a new focus on DNA can reveal scandal and surprises, By Bob Mims, March 2, 2018.

  2. Family History: Humans of RootsTech 2018, by Scot Proctor, Merdian Magazine, March 5, 2018.

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

Video Appearances

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

Past Presentations

  1. Ethics and Privacy – DNA Connecting the Dots with DNA
    Emotional Side of DNA
    Without A Hint – There Is No Story

    Date: July 10-12, 2018
    Event: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Place: Allen County Public Library
    Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

  2. Introduction to DNA

    Date: May 19, 2018
    Event: New York Chapter of AAHGS – Harlem Chapter
    Location: New York, New York

  3. Searching for my South Carolina Kin and Possible Slave Owner Descendant
    Emotional Side of DNA

    Date: May 4-6, 2018
    Event: National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting
    Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

  4. Civil War Widows Pension Records
    Introduction to DNA

    Date: February 3, 2018
    Event: Black History Month
    Sponsor: Washington DC Family History Center
    Location: Laurel, Maryland

  5. Discover Your ancestor's journey in civil war pension files and guess who's coming to dinner? Connecting the Dots through DNA research

    Civil War Pension Records
    Emotional Side of DNA

    Date: February 10, 2018
    Place: International African American Museum
    Location: Charleston, SC

  6. Emotional Side of DNA

    Date: March 1, 2018
    Event: Rootstech 2018
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

  7. We Did Not Get Here On Our Own, On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand?

    Date: March 12, 2018
    Event: 65th Annual Women's Day Conference
    Place: Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith Marriott Philadelphia West
    Location: 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

    Date:  Every Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time
    Event:  BlogTalkRadio Show
    Host:  Bernice Bennett
  13. 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
  14. Homestead Land Records

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

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 January 8, 2019

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