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Explore Family History with Kenyatta Berry, Genealogist, TV Host

September 18 - September 19

Join us for the first of several programs dedicated to “Transcending Barriers to Common Ground,” part of Historic Sotterley’s Common Ground initiative.

Help us celebrate history and heritage with presentations and discussions led by well-known professional genealogist, Kenyatta D. Berry. Berry is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience on African American genealogy, slave ancestral research, and the use of DNA.  One of the hosts of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, Berry is also the author of The Family Tree Toolkit, A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.  

Location:  Sotterley’s Historic Barn

9:30 Registration Breakfast-Lite fare

Family History with Kenyatta Berry
Berry’s specialty is tracing the roots of African-Americans to slavery days, helping them break through the “1870 brick wall,” referring to the first federal Census during which former slaves were enumerated. Berry will equip participants to find history lived through the lives of our ancestors.

12:00-1:00 Lunch Pre-order, purchase or bring your own

1:00-3:00 Conversation with Kenyatta
Kenyatta Berry began her genealogical journey with research at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing while in law school. A native of Detroit, Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has deep roots in Detroit, the city in which her ancestors have lived since the 1920s. In this interactive session, participants will ask questions and share their stories.

Read more about Kenyatta Berry https://kenyattaberry.com/

NOTE: There is a nominal fee for this program to help Sotterley offset the event costs.


 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may call the office at 301-373-2280 or email officemanager@sotterley.org



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