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Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Published: 14 January 2019

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is pleased to welcome BlackProGen host Nicka Smith to its next African American Ancestry Group meeting on Saturday, January 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Though her presentation will be remote, it will be viewed together at the group meeting in the GFO Library.

Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She is the host of BlackProGen Live, a web show focused on people of color genealogy and family history. She will speak on "The Future of African American Genealogy.”  

With rapid digitization of crucial record sets to the explosion of DNA testing, the landscape of African American genealogy and family history research is constantly evolving. Attendees can discover why these advancements are key for all types of genealogy and how they can help break down years-long barriers in personal research efforts.

The meeting is free and open to the public at the GFO Library in the basement of the historic Ford Building at S.E. 11th Ave. & Division in Portland. 

The GFO is the largest genealogy library in the Pacific Northwest providing 50,000 holdings, access to nine subscription databases and 180 free classes each year. 


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