The Family Tree Toolkit: A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry

The Family Tree Toolkit: A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry
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Part of a 20-city book tour
Wednesday, January 9, 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.
NEHGS Library and Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Cost: FREE; books sales, signing, and reception to follow

In the last five years, there has been an explosion of interest in discovering family history. Yet, for many beginners, the journey to mapping a family’s past can be daunting and overwhelming. Join well-known genealogist Kenyatta D. Berry—author of the newly released book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy (2018)—in conversation with NEHGS Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ryan Woods on how the world of genealogy is changing, how genetic testing has added to our understanding of identity, and how we can navigate the often treacherous waters of finding our ancestors. Books sales, signing, and reception to follow.

About the Author:

KENYATTA D. BERRY is a professional genealogist, lecturer, writer, attorney, and television personality. Her illustrious genealogy career spans over twenty years of data collection, in-depth genealogical research, and historical content. Kenyatta’s vast knowledge in the areas of African American genealogy, slave ancestral research, and DNA analysis has made her an invaluable “go to” source around the world. From her features in publications such as Black Enterprise and the Wall Street Journal, to her on-air TV host job on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS), Kenyatta is generating enormous buzz surrounding her insight, understanding and expertise by colleagues, genealogy organizations, experts, media, and fans alike.