Have you ever wanted to explore your family history, or dig deeper into the information you have already gleaned about your ancestors, and then use that information to tell your personal story? Modern technology has opened up new doors, turning what once used to be a labor-intensive hobby into an easier than ever exploration. And thanks to programs like ancestry.com and shows like Genealogy Roadshow, even novice genealogists can begin the journey to uncovering their family’s past with little experience.
Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to offer a special one-of-a-kind The Family Tree Tookkit Workshop Adventure to help you do just that. With guidance from author Kenyatta Berry, host of the enormously popular PBS television show, Genealogy Roadshow, and her newly published The Family Tree Toolkit, this 90 minute mini-workshop will help you get started on telling your personal story. All you need bring is your desire to explore and your notetaking supplies (whether it be pen and paper or laptop computer).
Over breakfast, Kenyatta will share a bit about her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit, designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, but always exhilarating, waters of finding your ancestors, followed by a mini-workshop on how you can use your research to tell your own personal family story. Learn how and where to begin, what records are available online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, and how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries. The Family Tree Toolkit is the perfect guide for a methodical yet personal inquiry into your unique history.
Your Adventure includes a 90 minute mini-workshop led by a renowned professional genealogist, a signed book, breakfast, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate setting.
Kenyatta D. Berry is a professional genealogist, entrepreneur and attorney with over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing. She began her genealogical journey during law school studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. 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.
A frequent lecturer, writer and television personality, Berry focuses on African American genealogy, slave ancestral research and DNA. Those being her areas of expertise, Kenyatta is extremely knowledgeable in the field of genealogy as a whole and is working diligently to bridge the gap between genealogists and historians, a merging of professions Berry deems necessary.
She has been featured in Black Enterprise, Real Simple, Jet, Wall Street Journal, Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee, and Wave Newspaper along with other notable publications. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including #WomensWednesday, Make it Plain and Extreme Genes on SiriusXM Radio.
Berry, a host on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS), has been featured on several morning news shows in various markets and made a splash with her appearance on The Real (FOX), where she revealed the DNA results of the hosts. Her most recent appearance on For Peete’s Sake (OWN) is generating buzz surrounding her expertise in the field of genealogy.
On March 11, 2016, Berry received a California Legislature Assemblyman Resolution from the Honorable Jim Cooper on the floor of the State Capitol where he declared March 11th, Kenyatta D. Berry day. The Resolution recognized her work in genealogical research. March 12, 2016, Berry also received a Resolution from the City of Sacramento recognizing her work in Slave Ancestral Research.
As the demand grows for people to learn more about their lineage and DNA, Berry remains deeply engrossed in her pursuit of knowledge and uses it to continually educate and inform.