Join Janice Cross-Gilyard and Cherekana Feliciano in the Lower Level Meeting Room as they take you on a genealogy research journey. They will share their experiences and insights on conducting effective research for African-American ancestors. Each will present a case study of her own family history, including a brief history of Larkin Woodruff, a member of the First US Colored Troop. Don’t miss out on this informative and enlightening discussion.
Email email@example.com to register for the program. Questions? Call the History Center at 973-538-3473.
Janice Cross-Gilyard is President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society–New Jersey Chapter (AAHGS), a member of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, The National Genealogical Society, and a charter member of The Harriet Tubman Chapter of the Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage. Janice is enthusiastic about history and genealogy and believes that her ancestors chose her to research, document and tell their stories.
Cherekana Feliciano currently serves as the Vice President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society–New Jersey Chapter (AAHGS). She is a family historian, public history enthusiast, and law school graduate. Cherekana has been conducting family history research for almost fifteen years. Alongside her co-host, Janice Cross-Gilyard, she is one half of a genealogy podcast entitled, “Speak On It! History and Genealogy Conversations with Janice and Cherekana” on BlogTalkRadio. She also conducts informal research on African-American cemeteries in New Jersey.