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Bernice Bennett's Genealogy Events


Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

  1. Writing and Telling Your Story


    Date: November 1, 2019
    Event: Virtual Genealogical Assn. 2019 Conf.
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Location: https://virtualgenealogy.org/
    flyer: Bernice Bennett, Writing and Telling Your Story at Virtual Genealogical Association 2019 Conference, November 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm



In the News

  1. Thousands of genealogy buffs are in Utah for RootsTech – where a new focus on DNA can reveal scandal and surprises, By Bob Mims, March 2, 2018.

  2. Family History: Humans of RootsTech 2018, by Scot Proctor, Merdian Magazine, March 5, 2018.

  3. 1940 census draws historians and genealogists, The Washington Post, May 22, 2012


Video Appearances

  1. African Roots Television - Host Antoinette Harrell and Genealogist Bernice Bennett

Past Presentations

  1. Testimonies of Former Slaves in the Southern Claims Commission

    Date: August 24, 2019
    Event: Federation of Genealogical Societies
    Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

  2. Searching for the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owners Descendant


    Date: August 23, 2019
    Event: Federation of Genealogical Societies
    Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
    Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

  3. Research at the National Archives and Beyond! Blogtalkradio


    Day/Times: Thursdays at 9:00 pm Eastern (8:00 pm Central, 7:00pm Mountain, 6:00 pm Pacific)
    Web Address: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett

  4. Book Talk and Signing – Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir


    Date: July 13, 2019
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Library, 1467 E. Long Street, Columbus, Ohio

  5. Emotional Side of DNA
    Writing and Telling Your Story
    Slave Ship Manifest
    Finding Your Ancestors in Wills and Deeds
    Runaway Slave Ads


    Date: July 9-11, 2019
    Event: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Location: Allen County Public Library – Fort Wayne, Indiana

  6. Book Signing – Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir


    Date: July 5-7
    Event: Essence Festival Book Store
    Location: Ernest R. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  7. Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage


    Date: February 2, 2019
    Event: Black History Month 2019 Genealogy Conference
    Location: Family History Center - 7200 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707

  8. DNA and Genealogy


    Date: February 12, 2019
    Event: Steptoe and Johnson, LLP
    Location: Washington, DC

  9. The Black Homesteaders at the Crossroad of Freedom
    Finding Relatives Through DNA when Family Trees Do Not Exist


    Date: May 8-11, 2019
    Event: National Genealogical Society - Family History Conference
    Location: St. Charles, Missouri

  10. Ethics and Privacy – DNA Connecting the Dots with DNA
    Emotional Side of DNA
    Without A Hint – There Is No Story


    Date: July 10-12, 2018
    Event: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Place: Allen County Public Library
    Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

  11. Introduction to DNA


    Date: May 19, 2018
    Event: New York Chapter of AAHGS – Harlem Chapter
    Location: New York, New York

  12. Searching for my South Carolina Kin and Possible Slave Owner Descendant
    Emotional Side of DNA


    Date: May 4-6, 2018
    Event: National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting
    Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

  13. Civil War Widows Pension Records
    Introduction to DNA


    Date: February 3, 2018
    Event: Black History Month
    Sponsor: Washington DC Family History Center
    Location: Laurel, Maryland

  14. Discover Your ancestor's journey in civil war pension files and guess who's coming to dinner? Connecting the Dots through DNA research

    Civil War Pension Records
    Emotional Side of DNA


    Date: February 10, 2018
    Place: International African American Museum
    Location: Charleston, SC





  15. Emotional Side of DNA


    Date: March 1, 2018
    Event: Rootstech 2018
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

  16. We Did Not Get Here On Our Own, On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand?


    Date: March 12, 2018
    Event: 65th Annual Women's Day Conference
    Place: Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith Marriott Philadelphia West
    Location: 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

  17. Your DNA – Excitement, Validation and Revelations (EVRs)
    (A panel presentation)

    Date:  January 14, 2017
    Event:  Central Maryland Chapter, Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. Monthly Meeting
    Moderator:  Bernice Bennett
    Panelist:  Aaron Dorsey and Wendy Harp
    Location:  Columbia, MD
  18. Intro to DNA and Genealogy (Lecture)

    Date:  February 4, 2017
    Event:  2017 Black History Month Genealogy Conference
    Lecturer:  Bernice Bennett
    Location:  Laurel Family History Center
  19. Exploring the Testimonies of Former Slaves in the Southern Claims Commission Records

    Date:  February 10, 2017
    Event:  Rootstech 2017
    Presenter:  Bernice Bennett
    Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
  20. Track 2:  DNA and Genealogy (Course)

    Date:  July 10-14, 2017
    Event:  Midwest African American Genealogy Institute
    Coordinator:  Bernice Bennett
    Faculty:  Shannon Christmas, Bernice Bennett, Nicka Sewel-Smith
    Location:  Fort Wayne, Indiana
  21. Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

    Date:  Every Thursday at 9 PM Eastern Time
    Event:  BlogTalkRadio Show
    Host:  Bernice Bennett
  22. Civil War Widows Pension Application Process

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 20-21, 2013
    Host:  Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Old Edgefield District African-American Genealogical Society
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina
  23. Homestead Land Records

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  24. Professional Genealogy and BlogTalkRadio

    Event:  Midwest African American Institute of Genealogy
    Date:  July 9-11, 2013
    Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
  25. Observations of the USCT Civil War Widows Pension Records

    Event:  7th annual WDCFHC Conference
    Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2013
    Location:  Washington DC Family History Center, Kensington, MD
  26. Searching for the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owner's Descendant

    Event:  2012 International Black Genealogy Summit
    Date:  October 18-20, 2012
    Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah
  27. Did Your Ancestors Own Land in Other States?

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 29, 2012
    Time:  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina
  28. Searching for the Living - How I Found My South Carolina African American Kinfolks and Beyond?

    Event:  Southern Studies Showcase
    Date:  September 28, 2012
    Time:  2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location:  Edgefield, South Carolina



Last Updated June 18, 2019



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