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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Bowie 250!: Genealogy Workshop

Why 250? In a few years, the United States will celebrate its 250th anniversary (semiquincentennial), and museums and history organizations across the country are developing plans to acknowledge and celebrate the event. This moment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the public to engage with history on a personal level. The occasion calls on us to use the knowledge of our country’s past, in connection with our family’s past, to build a stronger future.

The all-day genealogy workshop will address the needs of beginners and advanced researchers through a series of sessions. Each session will be led by an expert in their respective field. It will address topics such as:

  • Mastering a Family Tree for Beginners
  • Finding Your Elusive Relative
  • DNA and Genealogy 
  • Assumptions Made When Doing African American Genealogy
  • Wiki and Other On-Line Resources
  • Preserving Your Family Documents and Photos

Experts include:

  • Karen Janczy, retired genealogist for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Rachel Frazier – Director of Reference Services, Maryland State Archives
  • Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., Archives Specialist with the Archives Center, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
  • Terri Stern – Professional Genealogist – DNA and Genealogy / Wiki Tree
  • Hollis Gentry-Brown, Information Specialist in Genealogy with the Strategic Initiatives and Programs of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
  • Sue Brenchley, State of Maryland DAR Genealogist

The workshop will be held at Kenhill Center, located at 2614 Kenhill Drive. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. The cost of the workshop is $30 and includes the sessions, lunch, and a reception at Belair Mansion at 5 p.m.

For more information, or to register, please contact Susan Proctor at or call 301-809-3089.

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