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African American geneaology expert coming to Camden

Posted: October 1, 2010 4:39 p.m.
Updated: October 4, 2010 5:00 a.m.

Internationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs will hold an African American genealogy seminar Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The seminar is sponsored by the Camden Archives and Museum.

Burroughs is former adjunct genealogy professor at Chicago State University and is the author of Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree. He has been quoted in Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, People, Ebony and Jet. He has appeared as a genealogy expert on PBS, CBS, BBC, ABC, BET and Discovery Channel. He was featured on the PBS series “Oprah’s Roots.”

A reception and book signing will follow the program. To register for the free seminar, contact the Camden Archives and Museum at 425-6050.

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