Genealogy Roadshow Event with Host Kenyatta D. Berry

Genealogy Roadshow Event with Host Kenyatta D. Berry

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Kenyatta D. Berry

Credit: Genealogy Roadshow 

Genealogy Roadshow host Kenyatta D. Berry will share clips from her new season and talk about her rich roots in Genesee, Livingston and Monroe counties.

WXXI is pleased to bring genealogist Kenyatta D. Berry from the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow to the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester (theater 1) on Monday, April 4 from 6:30-8pm. Kenyatta will share clips from her new season and talk about her rich roots in Genesee, Livingston and Monroe counties. She’ll also answer your questions in a Q&A after her presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served.

Kenyatta has strong family ties in Rochester. Her ancestors migrated to Michigan in the late 1920s from the greater Rochester area, where they had lived since the early 1890s. Her 3rd great aunt remained in Rochester area until passing away at the age of 102. Her family’s story in America began in Culpeper County, Virginia, where her ancestors included both slaves and free people of color. 

On Genealogy Roadshow, Kenyatta provides her research chops and significant expertise to help participants unravel mysteries and make discoveries about their families. Kenyatta began her genealogical journey while in law school and studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing.  With nearly 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing, her practice focuses on African- American and slave ancestral research.

Genealogy Roadshow uses history, genealogy and genetics to connect participants nationwide to their own family histories, to their communities and to the rich cultural tapestry of America. The series’ third season, premiering May 17 at 8pm on WXXI-TV, travels to six new cities – Boston, Providence, Miami, Houston, Albuquerque and Los Angeles – to uncover and share more compelling, mysterious and unique local histories. The stories from this season’s diverse cast of participants range from the Salem Witch Trials and Billy the Kid to historic war heroes and a covert CIA operative.

Kenyatta will also be a guest on Connections with Evan Dawson on Tuesday, April 5th at 1 pm on AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5.

This event is made possible with support from:

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