Annual African American Family History Research series to be part of Black History Month events

To commemorate Black History Month, the Utah Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the Family History Library announce the Seventh Annual African American Family History Research Series. The free event will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The daylong series of classes and workshops will begin with a keynote address by author and genealogist, Darius Gray.

Trained in broadcast journalism at the University of Utah and Columbia University, Brother Gray worked for KSL radio and television in the late 60s and early 70s. He recently co-hosted "Questions and Ancestors," a weekly series focused on genealogy questions submitted by the broadcast audience. The program was produced by BYU Broadcasting for radio and television. He also participated in the highly acclaimed PBS family history series, "Ancestors," and was involved in the KUED documentary, "Utah's African American Voices."

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