The following announcement was written by Family Tree University:
Whether you’re a genealogy newbie or a veteran, tracing African-American ancestry can be a challenge. Family Tree University’s “Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers,” a four-week online course, will enrich any curious historian’s journey in tracing their family roots.
During Black History Month, GenealogyBank.com and Family Tree University have partnered to make this course more accessible through a reduced tuition rate. For the February 14-March session only, tuition for “Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers” is just $24.99—75 percent off the regular tuition.
“Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers” is taught by Timothy Nathan Pinnick, a nationally known African-American genealogy expert, professional researcher and the author of Finding and Using African-American Newspapers. Students will learn about the history of the black press, how and where to look for clues to their heritage—including slave ancestry—and how to analyze what they find. Many of the newspapers described in the class are available through GenealogyBank’s African-American Newspapers 1827-1999 collection. The class’s virtual classroom setting allows students all over the world to participate, logging in and completing coursework at their own convenience. This allows for a diverse and exciting learning environment. More details about this course, as well as a syllabus, are available at FamilyTreeUniversity.com.
Give your loved one the gift of their past this Valentine’s Day, or treat yourself to a small history lesson about your own heritage. “Finding African-American Ancestors in Newspapers” is sure not to disappoint.
About Family Tree University
Family Tree University is an online education program devoted to helping people trace their family trees through web-based courses, webinars, and other programming. More than 30 online courses are available for a range of experience levels, from the absolute beginner to veteran genealogy researchers.
GenealogyBank is a leading online genealogical resource from NewsBank, inc. Featuring a wealth of exclusive material—including modern obituaries and historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, military records, government documents and more—GenealogyBank helps you discover fascinating information about your family history.