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Discover Your Roots

Registration is now open for the March 11, 2023 genealogy seminar. Please click below to register.

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 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 2023 Seminar

The next Discover Your Roots seminar is scheduled for March 11, 2023. Register here.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 157 Bob Smith Road
Sharpsburg, GA 30277

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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 6-8 weeks prior to the seminar, if you would like to have your test results when you attend. Because the most successful connections come with Ancestry DNA, that is the test we recommend, but other credible services include 23andMe and My Heritage.

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 | Allison Kotter Genealogy Services | Founding Family Lines | Historic Union Benevolent Aid Society | Never Remove the Cornerstone | NAACP of Fayette County | Newnan Coweta Historical Society| Reuben Gay Family | Sicilian Family Tree | Thomas Dorsey Family | Southside Genealogical Society | Old Campbell County Historical Society | LaGrange Historical Society