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Black History Month: African-American Family History & Genealogy

February 2

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Nashville Public Library
615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219
Nashville, TN 37219



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Join us for a FREE day of genealogy and preserving family history at the Nashville Public Library!

Interested in discovering your family’s roots?  The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society will be offering guidance on how to get started with your genealogy research and some of the resources available. AAHGS expert Taneya Koonce will present “Getting Started with your African American Genealogy Research” from 1:00-2:00pm, providing useful insights for first-timers and veteran researchers alike. Following the presentation, AAHGS members will offer personal consultation sessions with anyone wanting to discuss specific questions and challenges with your family research.

NEW IN 2019: A team from Tennessee State University (The Preservation Project) will be offering FREE scanning services all day for anyone looking to digitize and save old photographs or documents. Staff from The Hermitage will also be on hand to offer advice on preserving the originals and caring for family antiques and keepsakes, so they’ll be in top condition for future generations.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free Digital Scanning, The Preservation Project

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Presentation by Taneya Koonce, AAHGS

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Individual Consultations with AAHGS

Admission: FREE

Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219


For more information on the other events offered for Black History Month:

February 9th Event

February 16th Event

February 23rd Event