The Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s African American Special Interest Group meets monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
The Jan. 27 meeting will feature a talk by Stephen Hanks. Hanks is a legal process server in the state of Oregon, and a specialist in African American genealogy, volunteering his time in helping to promote African American genealogy through his network, Genealogical Networking Services.
In 2006 Hanks was a contributor to the PBS special “African American Lives—Oprah's Roots” which examined the genealogy of Oprah Winfrey. He lives in Portland and is author of “Akee Tree: A Descendant’s Search for His Slave Ancestors on the Eskridge Plantations.” He will discuss helpful hints to African descent genealogy and overcoming roadblocks in your research. He will also share his personal family research.
The event will take place at 2505 SE 11th Ave. in Portland. For more information, contact (503) 963-1932.