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Zoom: Creating an African American Research Toolbox

2023-08-26 10:30:00 2023-08-26 13:00:00 America/New_York Zoom: Creating an African American Research Toolbox Join us to explore key African American research resources with national speaker and author Tim Pinnick. Zoom -

Saturday, August 26
10:30am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-08-26 10:30:00 2023-08-26 13:00:00 America/New_York Zoom: Creating an African American Research Toolbox Join us to explore key African American research resources with national speaker and author Tim Pinnick. Zoom -

Join us to explore key African American research resources with national speaker and author Tim Pinnick.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9030.

The research landscape is full of hundreds of thousands of resources that are potentially useful to anyone pursuing African American genealogy. The concept of toolbox building is rooted in seeking out and organizing these resources in a more systematic manner. Join us to explore a number of key African American topics and identify more worthwhile resources, many of them unfamiliar to genealogists. 

This is a free, virtual program taking place via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants one day before the program. Contact Special Collections at 330.643.9030 or email us at speccollections@akronlibrary.org for more information about the program. 

Tim Pinnick is an article writer, national speaker, and author of the book "Finding and Using African American Newspapers." From 2006-2020, he taught as an associate instructor in the biennial "Researching African American Ancestors" course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Tim will be teaching his landmark African American Toolbox workshop at the Institute again in July of this year. A lover of history, he has presented papers at conferences and served on multiple boards for genealogical and historical organizations. 

Here are just a few suggested readings from our genealogy resources available at the Library:

"Finding and Using African American Newspapers" by Timothy N. Pinnick.

"Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree" by Tony Burroughs.

"Tracing Your Ancestors: African American Research: A Practical Guide" by Diane L. Richard.

And many more...

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Genealogy |

TAGS: | Genealogy | African American Genealogy |

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