Discover Your Roots
Our next seminar scheduled for Feb. 2021 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please send us a message to receive updates!
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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the sad decision to postpone the Discover Your Roots seminar scheduled for Feb. 2021. Please stay tuned for a new date.
Here is some good news: The annual RootsTech family history conference presented by FamilySearch International is going to be held virtually in 2021 and is FREE to all participants. Tickets in the past were around $200. The three-day online event will be held Feb. 25 – 27, 2021. Registration is now open at rootstech.org.
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.
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 | DNA Detectives| NAACP | Newnan Coweta Historical Society| Reuben Gay Family | Sicilian Family Tree | Thomas Dorsey Family | Coweta County African American Heritage Museum