The State of African American Genealogy: A New Reconstruction Era

Part story-telling and part process, professional genealogist Adrienne Abiodun will share complex research findings from her own family tree in addition to potential avenues for overcoming unique research challenges typically encountered within African American family history research. Learn how DNA testing can lend itself to new genealogical discoveries.

This program will touch upon the following topics:

  • Ways to participate in African American genealogical research
  • Common research misconceptions and actual challenges
  • Old and new resources available for today’s researcher
  • Use of genetic genealogy in combination with traditional research
  • Lineage societies & reparations

Speaker Bio:

Adrienne Abiodun is a professional genealogist located outside of Tampa, Florida. Combined, her personal and professional genealogical pursuits span two decades, sixteen years of which have been in the exploration of genetic genealogy. She is an Advanced Researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists, and she is a member of the Florida Genealogical Society. Additional lineage organization memberships include: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) which she serves on the board for, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Her niche areas include African American genealogy, Deep South U.S., lineage societies and genetic genealogy.

When Adrienne is not researching or giving presentations, she enjoys spending time with her two favorite DNA matches – her two children Naomi (11) and Oneil (8).


Feb 28 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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