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African American Genealogy is particularly challenging for numerous reasons, and many believe that their ancestors’ stories are entirely lost to time. However, this isn’t necessarily the case if you know where to look. In this course, learn how to trace your ancestry and overcome the unique hurdles that Black history presents. We will cover several major records dating back to the 18th century, along with case studies to illustrate and inspire.

About the Speaker: Kimberly F.B. Bucklaw is a historian, educator, and professional genealogist. Kim has a master’s degree in history from Temple University with a concentration in public history and archival studies. With nearly 20 years of research experience, she specializes in county government records and property research. Kim’s personal interests are African American social history and genealogy. After an extremely fulfilling decade-long career as an archivist in Chester County, Kim has recently made the exciting decision to pursue her goals of writing and building her own historical research and consulting business.

Admission is Pay as You Wish! Your donation is greatly appreciated.

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Presentation is via Zoom, and will be recorded and available for 30 days for all registered participants. We will email out a Zoom link the day of the presentation, and email a link to the recording within 48 hours. Note: the Zoom link emailed out the day of the presentation only takes you to the live presentation; the link emailed out the day after will contain the recorded version.


June 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Chester County History Center
225 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380 United States
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