Discover Your Roots

Our next seminar is scheduled for 2023. Please send us a message to receive updates!

Please visit our Resources page for DYR 2022 recordings of the classes and access to our YouTube Channel.


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 2022 Seminar

The next Discover Your Roots seminar is scheduled for 2023.

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

You can stay informed by signing up for updates or following us on Facebook.

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


The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Metro Atlanta Congregations | 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