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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Professor to talk about genealogy

GENESEE COUNTY -- THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION Saturday, January 01, 2005 By Matt BachJOURNAL STAFF WRITER Oakland University history professor DeWitt Dykes will discuss the purpose, methods and sources of evidence regarding African-American genealogy. Dykes is an authority on research into family history and genealogy, particularly Michigan African-American family history. He was a co-founder of Detroit's African American Genealogy Society and the Michigan Black History Network. Sources he will talk about include U.S. Census data; marriage and death records; oral interviews; city directories; Social Security death index; wills and estate inventories; land, farm and plantation records; and records of slave-owning families. The presentation is at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Genesee District Library Headquarters, 4195 W. Pasadena Ave. Details: (810) 732-0110. - Matt Bach


  • At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It would be great if a transcript of his speech could be made available on this blog.

    Jay in Seattle


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