Family History Fair

AARCH sponsors an annual African American Family History Fair. Individuals, families, social groups, schools, and churches are invited to participate by hosting a table display of documents, posters and artifacts.

The African American Family History Fair kicks off with a keynote address, followed by access to resources and opportunities to:

  • Explore ways to trace and preserve your heritage and build your family tree
  • Learn the history of Frederick County’s African American families, churches and organizations
  • Share historical photos, documents and artifacts of your family, church or organization
  • Research your ancestors at the LDS Family History Center, with expert assistance

Our next African American Family History Fair will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 199 North Place, Frederick, MD. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Comer, secretary of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, with an update on recent happenings at the Catoctin Furnace site.

The event is free to all, attendees and displayers.

To reserve a display table or for more information, contact AARCH.

Here are some photos from last year’s Fair.

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