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Family Genealogy Day at the Constitution Center

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Family Genealogy Day takes place at the National Constitution Center Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Genealogy Day events include:

Family Tree Craft Activity Table, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Grand Hall Lobby
Children will have the opportunity to create family trees and more at craft activity stations.

Story Corner, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Annenberg Lobby
Families can enjoy a quiet moment away from the more lively activities with stories about Thomas Jefferson, family history, and genealogy.

Ancestry Fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grand Hall Lobby
Visitors can learn more about tracing their family history from local partners including:Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Family Quest Society

  • Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society – Family Quest Society
  • African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia
  • Genealogical Association of Pennsylvania
  • Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • National Archives and Record Administration

Intro to Genealogy Workshop, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Freedom Classroom
Hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration, this workshop will arm visitors with the tools needed to discover their own family’s heritage and legacy. The session details strategies including preparing family group sheets, developing a research plan, and keeping track of important family records. A discussion of important sources such as the census and vital records will also be discussed.

Coming Before Winter: Monticello’s Oral History ProjectLecture, 11 a.m.
F.M. Kirby Auditorium
Dianne Swann-Wright, former Senior Research Historian in African American History at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, will speak on her experiences serving as project historian for the Getting Word Oral History Project at Monticello, which helped trace the Jefferson lineage to present day.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Mike Berman