Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back to Our Roots with Roberta Estes, Genealogist Wednesday September 12 - Thursday September 13, 2012

Genealogist Roberta Estes will be on the University of Illinois campus to inform attendees how to research their genealogy. Estes has been a genealogist since 1978 and she now has her own company. Roberta speaks publicly on the topic of DNA and genealogy and has been interviewed by the New York Times for multiple publications, and she has appeared on Voice of America, National Public Radio, ABC News, TACC9-TV “Down East Today,” as well as in other national and international radio, television and news publications. During her visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Estes will present four times throughout the two days she will be here. All students, staff, faculty, and community members can learn about researching their genealogy and are encouraged to attend.

Information and Locations:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
·        Noon – 1:00 pm: Food for the Soul, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC), 708 S.
     Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801
·        5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Evening Workshop with Reception (BNAACC), 708 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801

Thursday, September 13, 2012
·        1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Afternoon Workshop, Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801
·        7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Evening Presentation, Bevier 180, 905 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801

Back to Our Roots is cosponsored by the Native American House and BNAACC, and it is paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF). The Native American House, a unit of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, was established in 2002 and hosts over 40 events each year.


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