02 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Bernice Alexander Bennett

Bernice A. Bennett is an author, lecturer, family historian and researcher. She is also the president of BB's Genealogy Research and Educational services, LLC, and also the producer and host of "Research at the National Archives and Beyond!" Blogtalkradio show.

Bernice has presented on an array of genealogical topics such as the USCT Civil War Widow's Pension Records; DNA and Genealogy; Searching for the Living; and Homestead Land Records. In addition, she has presented her research at the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute of St. Louis, and several other conferences. She is the co-author of Our Ancestor, Our Stories.

FRG-01 Friday June 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Panel: Reaching Out and Reaching In
This panel session will focus on developing an inclusive multi-cultural genealogy society. Presented with Shelley Murphy, Nicka Smith, and Angela Walton-Raji.

FR005 Friday June 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emotional Side of DNA Testing 
This interactive presentation will discuss emotional reactions associated with discovering new relatives, ancestry results, and other unanticipated findings.

SA004 Saturday June 6, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Searching For the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owner's Descendant 
Participants will hear a case study of research strategies to find living relatives and an unexpected connection with the slave owner's descendant.

SU016 Sunday June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Publishing to Leave a Legacy: Inspiring Examples in Genealogy Storytelling 
Want to publish your genealogy research as a legacy for future generations? Learn how these writers made it happen. Their stories reveal the challenges, mistakes and lessons learned from writing and publishing their legacy. Panel with Michael N. Henderson, Anita Paul, Nicka Smith, and Angela Walton-Raji.

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