Cabell library to host African-American genealogy day

February 18, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The Friends of the Cabell County Public Library and Marshall University Libraries, along with the Cabell County Public Library, will host an African-American Genealogy Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration is required.

Highlights include a welcome by Burnis Morris, the Carter G. Woodson professor or Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University; a 10:30 a.m. tour of the James E. Casto Local History and Genealogy Room; an 11 a.m. break for coffee and pastries; an overview of Digital Resources at the library from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; and hands-on digital work from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch is at 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (digital work can continue through lunch), and at 2:15 p.m., a presentation will be given by Cicero Fain, professor of history at the College of Southern Maryland, followed by a wrap up with Kelli Johnson and Lori Thompson of Marshall University Libraries at 3:30 p.m.

There is room for 25; those interested must sign up by contacting the Cabell County Public Library or Kelli Johnson. Participants can bring their own laptop, but if you don’t have one they will have loaners. Bring a library card or ID to sign up for one to access some databases.

To register, call 304-528-5700. For more information, email kelli.johnson@marshall.edu.