Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Speaker Spotlight: Traci Wilson-Kleekamp

Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, Family History Research Consultant, explores the resources available online and in local, state and national historical repositories that help family historians discover more about their African-American heritage. She is currently featured on the Missouri State Archives website African-American Genealogy: Putting Together the Pieces of Your Past: A Five-Part Series with Traci L. Wilson-Kleekamp.

This five-part series provides helpful tips on accessing the best websites, which records are most beneficial, and how to get the most out of original records. Together, “What’s Out There?;” “What’s Your Story?: Finding It on the Web;” “How Do I Find Out More?;” “What Happened During the Wars?;” and “How Do I Put All the Information Together?” teach researchers to use all the pieces they find to gain a better understanding of those who came before them.
Wilson-Kleekamp is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, Public Relations. She is the web-mistress of African Americans in MO.
Contact information:
573/441-0043 (home)
573/441-0221 (fax)
and 573/239-0858 (cell)

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