Professional Genealogist Nicka Smith will bring attendees on the journey she took researching her great-great-grandfather. Discover how DNA, online and offline genealogy converged to break down a more than 100 year old brick wall revealing the life, times, and relations of a mysterious multi-ethnic man named John Lee.
About Nicka Smith:
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, consultant, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and is expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, and researching enslaved communities.
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This event is part of SBPL's Book to Action programming around the book The Yellow House
by Sarah M. Broom. The book explores family history, environmental impacts on place and people, racial justice, housing insecurity, and community investment/divestment. We hope you will join and participate in many of SBPL's scheduled Book to Action events. See the full list of Book to Action events HERE.
Free community copies of The Yellow House will be available on a first come, first served basis for those who register for this event. Please email JLemberger@SantaBarbaraCA.gov to request a copy.
Book to Action is a grant-funded program through the California Center for the Book that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and multigenerational groups. In 2021, 35 library jurisdictions were selected to create a Book to Action series. Librarians work closely with community partners in engaging community members to read and discuss a book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.
California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.