Florence County Library – Digging Your Roots: Basic Research and Tips for Tracing African-American Ancestors

The Florence County Library System will celebrate Black History Month with a free African-American genealogy program on Saturday, February 24, at 11:00 a. m. Genealogy expert Wevonneda Minis will present “Digging Your Roots: Basic Research and Tips for Tracing African-American Ancestors.”


Minis is a Charleston-based researcher, speaker, and writer with 24 years of experience in genealogy. Her credentials include: President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, board member of the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation, board member of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, and founder of Roots and Branches: An African-American Genealogy Project (www.gullahroots.com). Her concentration is African-American and Caucasian families in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, the Bahamas, England, Scotland and the Republic of Guinea, West Africa.


During Saturday’s presentation Minis will focus on genealogy research methods and tracing African-American and former slave-owning families.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 843-413-7074 to register or for more information. This educational program is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.