Genealogy Workshops


Footprints & Roots

Where did you come from? Are your roots in Maryland, the Carolinas, the West Indies, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, South America, or elsewhere? Were your ancestors part of a great migration northward or westward within the United States or were they immigrants from another country?

If you know, share your research strategies. If you don't know, learn how to find your ancestors at the annual "Footprints and Roots" Juneteenth Celebration Seminar. You can attend one or all three genealogy sessions. There will be a mid-day break in the workshops so that participants can enjoy some of the musical entertainment.

Workshop Features

  • Since you're never too young to begin this journey, special workshop sessions are planned for children ages 7-12.
  • These workshops are free to the public.
  • Shuttle bus service between Watkins Nature Center and Festival activities is provided.
  • These lectures and workshops are sponsored by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. and their partners.

Workshop Location and Time

  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Watkins Nature Center
    301 Watkins Park Drive
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20744


Pre-registration is preferred, but not required. To register for the genealogical workshops, do one of the following:

Additional Information

For more information about Genealogy, call 301-627-2270 or 301-218-6700.