Join us for our WHYY's  Finding Your Roots event: Dead Ends to Discoveries: Overcoming Roadblocks in Genealogy Research. Meet local experts for a discussion on how everyday people can trace their ancestry! Learn how to access local genealogy resources, discover how to organize, digitize and store family photos and other important family documents and what do to when your search hits a roadblock.

This event is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

A free genealogy packet will be provided to event attendees.

  • Moderator - Vicky Diaz-Camacho, Multiplatform Producer, WHYY News
  • Hollis Gentry - Genealogy Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Library and Archives
  • Katy Bodenhorn Barnes - Director of Genealogical Services and Programs, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • James P. Leonard, Esquire - Commissioner of Records for the City of Philadelphia Department of Phila.
  •  Dr. Amanda Kingston, Chair of Psychiatry, Jefferson Abington Hospital

Reserve your ticket today!

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

*Dr. Gates will not be present at this event*


Date & Time
Saturday, March 30 

12noon - 4:00pm

The Kroc Center

4200 Wissahickon Ave. 

Philadelphia, PA 19129

General Admission
This event is in-person, this event has NO Virtual component.
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