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African-American Genealogy

  • September 17, 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Wichita Public Library

Denyce Payton presents researching the antebellum period through 1870 requires awareness and understanding of available, relevant record groups. This overview of record types and case examples demonstrates effective ways to utilize the records for documenting African American lives.

Denyce Porter Peyton has been a genealogical researcher and enthusiast for over 25 years, providing professional research since 2004. She is a speaker on genealogical topics, both in person and on the web. She researched and authored an investigative study, “African American Settlement in Allen County, Ohio - through Census Schedules”, published in Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 52 No 3 Fall 2012, and provided independent research efforts for an episode of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “Finding Your Roots” on PBS.

This will be held in the Conference Rooms at the Advanced Learning Library. No registration is required - free and open to the public.


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