Black History Month Ancestry Workshops

February is Black History Month and we are excited to share a couple of events going on at Cooper Library and Central Library in Clemson.

Finding Your Ancestors with Ancestry

This event will occur Monday, February 18, 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Brown Room at Cooper Library.

This drop-in workshop, part of Clemson University’s Black History Month events, is especially designed for individuals of African American descent who want to explore their ancestry.

At 3:30 pm,  Dr. Susanna Ashton, chair of the English department, will give a brief presentation about her use of the Ancestry database in her scholarly research on formerly enslaved persons in the United States.

At all other times, Clemson University Libraries employees who are experienced users of the Ancestry Library database will be on hand to offer one-on-one assistance with searches. Those with valid CU userids are encouraged to bring their laptops. There will be a few laptops available for those who do not have one or who do not have CU userids. Light snacks will be served at this event. Workshop: African American Resources

This event will be held Saturday, February 23 from 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Central Library in Clemson.

This workshop is presented by two of our Librarians, Brenda Burk and Camille Cooper, where they will explore the African American resources on Following the presentation they will assist attendees in conducting their own research.