Genealogy: Explore your roots at Coweta libraries
The Newnan Time- Herald
5 Feb. 2016
Coweta Public Library System’s Central Library branch is hosting three genealogically inspired programs this month in celebration of African-American History Month.
They focus on historical storytelling, slave genealogical research, and church histories.
The first will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Genealogist Janice Sikes-Rogers will present “Creative Expressions: African American Memories.” Sikes-Rogers, who is also an historian and poet, will share family history research, storytelling, and poetry from her book “Southern by Nature.”
The second program is “Explore Your Roots: Evaluating Genealogical Evidence of Enslaved Ancestors,” on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This seminar will be presented by Dr. D. L. Anderson, cemetery historian and genealogist, and past president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. She has been recognized by the Atlanta City Council for her contribution to the preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture, and is currently working on a book, “Dignity in Death: A Story of Atlanta’s South-View Cemetery.” Dr. D.L. Anderson will lead participants through a case study in order to introduce them to strategies for genealogical research on enslaved ancestors.
The third program will be held on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. It is titled “Hallowed Grounds: Preserving Your Church History” and will teach participants basic principles of setting up and maintaining church archives.
Call the Central Library at 770-683-2052 to register for any of these programs.
CPLS programs are always free and open to the public.