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Sankofa Of Montclair Celebrates Black History At Caldwell Family History Center
By: Caldwell New Jersey Stake, LDS Church
“The purpose of this meetup is to bring together a diverse group of people who love family history but who may not have had the time nor the encouragement to explore it,” explained Frances Moore of Sankofa. “Sankofa was founded specifically to support others through family research, workshops, guest speakers, and field trips. We are especially excited about this upcoming event in Caldwell.”
“I've been working with Sankofa for over two years now, and I'm so eager to be presenting to the entire group,” explained Diana Little, Director of the Family History Center in Caldwell. SEATING FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED. FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL DIANA LITTLE @ 973.669.2727.
ABOUT SANKOFA - THE MONTCLAIR AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY MEETUP GROUP (http://www.meetup.com/
The Group was founded April 19, 2010. Sankofa brings together a group of people who love family history but may not have had the time or the encouragement to explore it. “Sankofa” is a Ghanian word meaning “to go back and reclaim the past.” At the meetups, members are encouraged to “go back and learn from the legacy of past generations in order to guide their future and that of their descendants.”
ABOUT THE CALDWELL FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
The Caldwell Family History Center is a free community service that connects individuals to their ancestors. It is one of only a handful of FREE genealogical libraries across the State of New Jersey and serves the communities of Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Roseland, Essex Fells, Verona, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Nutley, West Orange, Little Falls, Totowa, Lincoln Park, Wayne, Fairfield, Towaco, Montville, Pine Brook, Woodland Park (West Patterson), Clifton, Livingston, and Parsippany. The Family History Center offers free services including:
One-on-one or group training in online family history research
Film readers and computer services with free online access to the world's largest genealogical library
Training with online services of FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com
Access, in the Caldwell Family History Center, to over 2,500 microfilms
Additional microfilms can be rented, for a nominal fee, from FamilySearch.org/
The Family History Center is hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is open as a regional resource to the public. Family History Center Hours*
Tuesdays, 9am - 12pm and 7pm – 10pm
Thursdays, 9am – 12pm
Saturdays, 9am - 12pm
*The Family History Center is closed for holidays, snow, ice and serious inclement weather. Please call in advance.
For more information about Family History, online tools, or to coordinate a free group or individual tour, please contact Diana Little, Family History Center Director at 973.669.2727.