African American Family History, with Taneya Koonce

The study of family history is a venture of learning about cultural identity.  A process of cobbling together documentary and other evidence about how people lived in the past, how they worked , made a living and related to the events of their times.  For Americans of African decent, genealogy  can be quite challenging due to the scarcity of records of particular individuals during the slave period.

Our guest today Taneya Koonce in the President of the  Nashville Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.  A genealogy enthusiast of more then 20 years she has recently started an initiative called the Academy of Legacy Leaders though which she shares her passion for researching  family legacies. We discuss  her personal journey in documenting her family, as well as her involvement in projects  such as the Fort Negley Descendants project.

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