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Bernice Bennett's Genealogy Events


Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

  1. 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

  2. Introduction to DNA


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

  3. 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


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. 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

  2. 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





  3. Emotional Side of DNA


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

  4. 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

  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

    Date:  Every Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time
    Event:  BlogTalkRadio Show
    Host:  Bernice Bennett
  10. 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
  11. Homestead Land Records

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

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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 December 21, 2017



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