FAIRFIELD — Cynthia McDaniels will share her 24-year journey tracing her father’s family back five generations and her mother’s four generations.
“It would have been great to attend a workshop presenting the fundamentals needed to get started in family research for African-Americans when I began my search,” said McDaniels, a retired human resources administrator, in a press release.
She will be host a workshop on “African-American Genealogy for Beginners” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St.
McDaniels will explain and demonstrate the steps necessary to start researching one’s African-American ancestry.
“Had I known when I began what I have learned and experienced over the past years, in many instances, I could have found in months the answers it took me years to find,” McDaniels said.
She is currently writing her family’s history and completing the requirements to become a certified genealogist. She is a member of the African-American Genealogy Society of Northern California, the Angelina County (Texas) Genealogy Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
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