Preserving Your Family History

Tuesday, 4/23/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Everyone has a story and every family has stories that have been lost or forgotten. What does it mean to preserve your family history? Family history can include documents, photos, oral history, and family heirlooms. How do you start researching your own family history? How do you preserve family history for future generations through storytelling? Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy, will provide tips on researching, preserving, and sharing all aspects of your family’s history.

Learning Outcomes

During this webinar, participants will learn:

  • What it means to preserve your family history and why is it important.
  • How to start researching your own family history.
  • How to preserve family history for future generations through storytelling.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning more about how to preserve their family history. This Preservation Week webinar is intended to provide a programming opportunity for public libraries to share with their patrons.


Author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy and host of the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow, Kenyatta D. Berry works to bridge the gap between genealogists and historians, a merging of professions that she deems significant and necessary. A native Detroiter, she is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.




How to Register

Complete the online registration form.

ALCTS Code of Conduct

Please review the ALCTS Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or


PARS Preservation Outreach Committee