Two-Session Genealogy Course at Alexandria Black History Museum
“Putting the Family Together and Organizing Your Family History”
Genealogist Char McCargo Bah will be offering a two-session genealogy course at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The first session will be on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the second session will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost of admission for the two-session course is $60.00. Payment will be accepted on the first day of class. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Checks can be made out to FindingThingsforU, LLC. Both sessions of this course will be held at the Alexandria Black History Museum, located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The Museum is located five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Street parking is available. For more information, please call 703.746.4356.
This two-session course is an introductory class to genealogy entitled “Putting the Family Together and Organizing Your Family History.” In the first session of the course, you will learn how to research and organize the paternal and maternal branches of your family tree. It will also cover preserving and protecting family heirlooms. The second session will focus on each student’s family history and a review of each person’s family pedigree chart.
Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. A genealogist since 1981, she is sought after for her expertise, having been interviewed for numerous television shows and documentaries, including those produced for CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, and PBS. She has also received numerous awards for her work and was named a Living Legend in Alexandria, Virginia in 2014. McCargo Bah served as the official genealogist for the Office of Historic Alexandria’s work in identifying descendants of those buried at the city’s Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery. She is co-author of African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.