An evening with Kenyatta D. Berry

An evening with Kenyatta D. Berry

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Kenyatta D. Berry

Kenyatta D. Berry, co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, is coming to the Little Theatre to discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book.

Join us for an evening with PBS's Genealogy Roadshow co-host Kenyatta D. Berry at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Theater 5) on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Kenyatta will discuss genealogy, family history, and her new book The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. She'll also reveal her findings of WXXI’s Need to Know host Hélène Biandudi Hofer’s ancestry and will offer tips on how to conduct your own genealogical research. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here. The first 25 people who order their tickets will receive a free copy of Kenyatta's new book.

Kenyatta D. Berry is a professional genealogist, entrepreneur and attorney with more than 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing. She began her genealogical journey with research at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing while in law school. A native of Detroit, Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has deep roots in Detroit, the city her ancestors have lived since the 1920’s.

She is also the co-host of Genealogy Roadshow, which premiered in 2016 on PBS stations across the country and is now available online here. The series, which produced three seasons, followed a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that used history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. In honor of Kenyatta's visit WXXI-TV will encore seasons one through three weekdays at 5 p.m. November 5 through November 27th. 

The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy is designed to help genealogists navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, sometimes exhilarating waters of finding ancestors. From how and where to begin, to what records are available online and in repositories. From what to do once you find the information, to how to share your story, and — of course — DNA discoveries.

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