"Barriers to the Past: When the Odds Are Against Your Family's History"
a lecture by
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral St.
Sat., Mar. 4, 2006 at 10:30a.m.
Searching your family genealogy can be both incredibly rewarding and
challenging. Overcoming the inevitable barriers encountered in your
research is not based on finding missing records, so much as it is on
understanding history, blending secondary research with primary records,
analyzing genealogies, and understanding preponderance of evidence. All
four information streams will be used to track a Pennsylvania migration
Please join us as renowned genealogist, Tony Burroughs, shares his fresh
ideas, insights, and problem-solving strategies for family history
research. Tony is the author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to
Tracing the African American Family Tree, and has been quoted in The New
York Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, Time, The Christian Science
Monitor, Jet and Ebony. He appeared in the PBS series, Ancestors, and in
The Real Family of Jesus, which aired on The Discovery Channel. Tony's
most recent television appearance (February 2006) has been in the PBS
documentary series, African-American Lives, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
This program is free of charge. To make a reservation, or for more
information, call or e-mail the Maryland Department of the Enoch Pratt
Free Library at (410) 396-5468; firstname.lastname@example.org