Community Engagement

February 13, 2019

Who Are Your People?:

Genealogy Research and Crafting Family History

New Orleans LA – More than ever, people are interested in learning about their family history but may not know where to start? While DNA testing sites provide genetic information about ancestry, how do you research family lineages to learn of actual persons from whom you are descended? 

Tuesday, February 19th, Xavier University of Louisiana will host an informative program on how to conduct genealogy research. Inspired by the Georgetown University history with slavery and the separation of families via the domestic trade to Louisiana, the event will provide practical information on how to begin searches, available resources, and engaging ways to share highlights of family histories. 

Join professional genealogist Jari Honora and Xavier University faculty, historian Wendy Gaudin, for a lively and engaging discussion.

The session will be held in the Xavier University Library Resource Center, Nissan Room, 6th floor, and begins at 6:30 p.m. The University is located at 1 Drexel Drive. 

This event is the fifth installment of weekly programming associated with the traveling exhibition, “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865,” curated by The Historic New Orleans Collection and is part of the university’s month-long celebration of Black History Month. 

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

“Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865” is an exhibition by The Historic New Orleans Collection in collaboration with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. It is presented by Entergy Corporation with additional support from the National Park Service, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Kabacoff Family Foundation.

Xavier University’s Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit is also providing administrative and financial support for the exhibition and weekly programming. 

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