Journey to Yesterday for Tomorrow: Documenting Our African-American Ancestors
What to Do When You Hit the Genealogy “Brick Wall”
- Date: 06/02/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Location: Person County Public Library
319 S. Main St
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Most African-Americans were not listed in census records before 1870. Genealogy detective Jackie Jeffers Gant will examine alternative documents to help dismantle this “brick wall” one brick at a time.
Jackie Jeffers Gant is a native of Person County, NC and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. She has deep roots in the Lawson Chapel Church area and Roxboro township. The journey to “marry” oral history with documentation is her mission, ministry, and passion.