Speaking Engagements

Dean Henry is available to speak to your organization on the following topics:

Basic Genealogy  – How to start your family tree. This talk will cover basic terms like pedigree chart and descendant chart, family group sheet and others. It will walk you through techniques to uncover and record facts as a base for future research and information sharing. To watch a one hour sample African-American Genealogy 101 webinar, visit the Contact page, enter your contact information and request the webinar link in the Message.

Legacy Stories – Capturing family stories for all time. This talk covers the importance of capturing photos, videos and artifacts before its too late (fire, flood, or other natural disaster; recording material breakdown). It will show you a repository that is available for a nominal cost to store your legacy for generations in the future.

Using Computer Based Genealogy Programs – There are a number of ways to electronically store, and share your family facts. Computer programs and smart devices (iPhones, iPads) are some of the most popular ways. Several popular programs and applications will be shown and we will walk you through how to use them.

Using Online Databases for Your Family Search – You’ve seen Ancestry.Com on TV. You may have heard of FamilySearch.org-  but you don’t know how to start using these for your research. This talk will walk you through the basics of accessing these online databases and others.


Speaking Engagements:

March 2020 (Date TBD) – Abington Township Public Library: “African American Genealogy”
October 26, 2019 (scheduled) – Monmouth County Genealogical Society: “African American Research” & “Using Family Tree Maker”
August 13, 2019 – Central Jersey Genealogy Club: “Security & Privacy Considerations in Genealogy and DNA Websites”
June 1, 2019 – Bucks County Genealogical Society: “African American Genealogy”
May 20, 2019 – Science and Art Club of Germantown Annual Meeting: “Genealogy and Family History – Both Art & Science”
May 15, 2019 – Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Finding Your Roots: Screening and Genealogy Discussion (panelist)
May 14, 2019 – African American Genealogy Group: “Using Ancestry.com”, Pinn Memorial Baptist Church
March 23, 2019 – Family Quest Society of Philadelphia: “Using Ancestry.com”, Northwest Campus of Community College of Philadelphia
February 7, 2019 – Historical Society of Pennsylvania: “Unbury Their Songs: Finding Your African American Ancestors (presenting with AAGG President Adrienne Whaley “Unbury Their Songs Eventbrite Registration
January 8, 2019 – African American Genealogy Group Monthly Meeting: “Getting Technical: Using Tech Tools in Your Research & Reporting
October 11-13, 2018 – Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society Annual Conference, Valley Forge, PA: “Genealogy Site Security Considerations”, and “Using Computer-based Genealogy Programs
June 2, 2018 – Bucks County Genealogical Society: “Using Computer-based Genealogy Programs
September 15, 2017: Philly  Cam WPPM 106.5 FM, Derwoord Shelby Show
September 9, 2017: African American Museum of Philadelphia Family Fun Day, “Capturing Your Legacy” representing the African American Genealogy Group
August 2, 2017: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Researching Family in Pennsylvania Workshop, “Researching African Americans in Pennsylvania”
July 22, 2017 (interview): Cornstarch Podcast: “Men at Play” Episode
September 6, 2017: Philly Cam TV Genealogy QuickStart, Episode 06: “Ethnic Genealogy
February 8, 2017: Wilma Theater “Having Our Say” Delany Sisters Play, post-show panel discussion with other African American Genealogy Group representatives
August 3, 2016: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Researching Family In Pennsylvania Workshop: “Researching African Americans in Pennsylvania
June 2016 (article): Included in Urban News Service syndicated article – “Finding Kunta: Black Entrepreneurs Connect the Dots After Roots
August 29, 2014: WURD 900 AM, Stephanie Renee Mid-morning Mojo Show, Free Library of Philadelphia
June 15, 2014: Girlfriend Connect, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, “Pieces of Me”
September-October 2013: Inglis House, MS Evening Program 6 week “Introduction to Genealogy”
June 19, 2013: University of Pennsylvania Alumni Education Office Hours Series (webinar), “African American Genealogy 101”
February 2013: University of Pennsylvania Black Alumni Society, “African American Genealogy Research 101”
October 27, 2012: The Genealogy Event, Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City – “Introduction to African-American Genealogy Research” and “Online Sites for African-American Genealogy Research”
June 12, 2012: African American Genealogy Group, “Genealogy Basics & Case Study: Bishop Alexander W. Wayman, A.M.E. Church.”

Other Organizations
Jack & Jill of America – Chester County Chapter
Family Quest Society of Philadelphia (AAHGS)
Vanguard Institutional Division Diversity Series

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