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Meeting Information

Date: January 9, 2021
Pre-Meeting: 9:00 AM
Presentation: 10:00 AM
Location: Arlington Heights Senior Center
Presenter's Website: http://www.tonyburroughs.com/
Presenter's Email: http://tony@tonyburroughs.com/

Presentation 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.

Presenter’s Bio:

Tony Burroughs has been on the genealogy scene for over thirty-five years. You may have seen him on Oprah's Roots on PBS with Henry Louis Gates or with Smokey Robinson on Who Do You Think You Are? Or on the Discovery Channel starring in the Real Family of Jesus.

He is very popular on the genealogy circuit, speaking at the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Roots Tech, and many genealogical societies and libraries around the country.

He is the best selling author of Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree published by Simon & Schuster.

He has received many honors including the Distinguished Service Award from the National Genealogical Society, the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stearn Humanitarian Award from the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Lowell Volkel Medal from the Illinois Genealogical Society and Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Tony has traced his family back eight generations and qualified for twelve lineage certificates.

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