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#OTGYpsi: Sharing Family History Through African American Geneology Research

Aug 21, 2019

Geneology helps people learn more about their families and their heritage.  Yet, it can be more complicated for African American families, especially when America's history with slavery is factored in.  From there, the Washtenaw County African American Geneological Society was born.  The society's founders, Omer Jean Winborn and Cheryl Garnett, talk about this project with WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Ypsi group helps African Americans overcome slavery-era obstacles to genealogy research

Geneological Society of Washtenaw County

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

Ypsilanti District Library Events Page

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