Genealogy Workshop Offers Tips to Tracing Ancestry

  • Friday, April 16, 2010

                 PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An African-American genealogy workshop will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Frederick Douglass Library on Saturday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. Kimberly Conway Dumpson, J.D., director of alumni affairs and planned giving at UMES, will conduct the workshop.

                Dumpson, who has traced her family from the Eastern Shore of Maryland through the Underground Railroad to New England, will guide participants through the unique challenges of researching African-American family history.

                The workshop is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  For more information or to reserve a space, call Jennifer Neumyer at 410-651-7696 or by emailing janeumyer@umes.edu.                                                                 

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.