february 2022

202210feb1:00 pm3:00 pmAfrican American Genealogy Basics illustrated by Dean Henry (via Zoom)


Event Details

Alex Haley’s (alexhaley.com) Roots book and TV miniseries in 1976/1977 ushered in an era of family history research that illustrated that it was possible for African Americans to trace their
heritage back prior to 1870. During this year’s Black History Month, Dean Henry will recap not only the “typical” African American genealogy research process using examples / illustrations ,
including some from his own family research, but will also dispel some myths about this research specialty. Some relevant newer developments in online websites and consumer genetic testing are also highlighted.

Dean Henry began focusing on his family’s genealogy in the late 1980’s. Since retiring from a career in Information Technology in 2013, he has consulted as a professional genealogist and cybersecurity leader. He established Family Pearl LLC (familypearl.com) with specialities focusing African American Genealogy, and Genealogy Technology. Dean’s current volunteer activities include Executive Board member for the African American Genealogy Group (aagg.org); Board of Management member for the Philadelphia Continental Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (pccsar.org); and Auditor General for the recently formed Society of First African Families of English America (sofafea.org). He is also a member and past Treasurer for Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (gpa-apg.weebly.com), and is a member of the Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage (sdusmp.org). Dean received a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree from La Salle University. He is a graduate chapter member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity incorporated (apa1906.net), which he joined as an undergraduate in 1972.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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