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Discover Your Roots

Registration for our next seminar will open in December 2020!

Welcome!

Discover Your Roots GA is a free genealogy seminar which teaches family history research for all levels. Co-hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints metro Atlanta congregations, the Fayette County NAACP, and the Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society (AAHGS), we help participants find their ancestors, interpret DNA tests, and navigate online tools through group workshops and personal instruction.

Our 2021 Seminar

SAVE THE DATE! Our next seminar will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Experienced genealogists, including teachers who specialize in African American genealogy, are on-hand throughout the conference to help you one-on-one.

We recommend taking a DNA test before you come to the conference using Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, My Heritage or another service. Because the most successful connections for genealogical searches come with Ancestry DNA, that is the test that we specifically recommend. It can take 6-8 weeks to receive results. It is not required for attendance.

You are encouraged to bring a personal tablet or laptop, as well as a pre-filled pedigree chart (download here) and a family group sheet (download here). There will also be a limited number of computers available at the facility.

Before you go…

To maximize your experience at this event, we recommend that you:

  • Fill out a pedigree chart and a family group sheet
  • Register for a free account on FamilySearch.org (Come prepared with your login and password)
  • Download the Family Tree app to your mobile device
  • If possible, take a DNA test for ancestry prior to the event
  • Bring a tablet or laptop with you if you have one available

Partners

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Metro Atlanta Congregations | DNA Detectives| NAACP | Newnan Coweta Historical Society| Reuben Gay Family | Sicilian Family Tree | Thomas Dorsey Family | Coweta County African American Heritage Museum