|Title:||The Nature of Genealogy|
|Location:||Arlington Heights Senior Center|
|Date:||April 4, 2020|
|Time:||Doors Open: 9:00 AM - Pre-Meeting: 9:30 AM - Speaker 10:00 AM-Noon|
Description: A successful genealogist is not one who knows all the records. The Nature of Genealogy dictates researchers must be adept at why records are created, what they were created for, how and when to use them, how they interrelate to the circumstances of their ancestors, and how to execute a successful strategy. This presentation will cover understanding history, research, repositories, records, theory development, results analysis, and publishing findings. It is woven around a case study discovering a new ancestor by an experienced genealogist.
Tony's Bios: Tony Burroughs is founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. Burroughs researched Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on the Smokey Robinson genealogy, the Oprah Winfrey genealogy, Reverend Al Sharpton-Strom Thurmond genealogy, African American Lives2, Who Do You Think You Are, The Real Family of Jesus and consulted with Chicago Public Schools, New York Public Schools, Chicago City Colleges and Ancestry.com.