Monday, January 05, 2009

BPL to Host an African-American Genealogy Workshop

Frazine Taylor will conduct a workshop on “African American Resources at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.” This workshop will be held in the Arrington Auditorium from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There is a fee of five dollars and pre-registration in required. Please contact the Department of Southern History and Literature at 226-3665 to register.

Frazine K. Taylor has over twenty years experience as a librarian, archivist, lecturer, and writer and has received numerous awards during her career including Employee of the Year from the Alabama State Employee Association. She is the Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and is an expert on Alabama records at ADAH.

Ms. Taylor is a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She is the President of the Elmore County Association of Black Heritage, Chair of the Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission, a member of the Society of Alabama Archivists, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Historical Association.

Ms. Taylor is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide (2008) and researched Tom Joyner’s and Linda Johnson Rice’s family roots and ties to Alabama for the PBS series, African American Lives 2.

Important Information:
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Event: African-American Genealogy Workshop
Place: Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library
Cost: $5.00
Registration: Required

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