Date & Time
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Virtual Program
Ticketing $10 with Advance Registration

Explore your genealogical history in the African American Genealogy Workshop: Reviewing Freedmen’s Bank Records.

Have you ever found a record while conducting genealogy research that stopped you in your tracks? Join the African American Program and genealogist Lisa Crawley for a genealogical investigation and analyzation into the multiple layers of information from Freedmen’s Bank Records.

The records, which uncover the history of a formerly enslaved weaver and her family in Eastern North Carolina during the era of the Civil War, can be used to explore the technique of “reverse genealogy” and how this fascinating story was brought into the 21st century.

A genealogy reference assistant in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Crawley will help attendees discover how they can trace their lineage, discover their ancestors, and preserve their family history.

The African American Genealogy Workshop is presented in partnership with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.



Advance registration for the African American Genealogy Workshop is required.

About the Panelist

Lisa Crawley is a Genealogy Reference Assistant in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center at NMAAHC. Her career experience includes serving as the Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, and as the Administrator at the Montgomery County Historical Society in Rockville. A native of Elizabeth, NJ her research interests include antebellum era African American history of the Mid-Atlantic and Upper South, and Methodist history. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Drew University and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Hampton University.

The African American Genealogy Workshop is supported by Highmark and Allegheny Health Network.