From Discovery to Storytelling

with Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow

5 October 2019 - 8:00am - 5:00pm EST

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library

The Florida Genealogical Society – Tampa is pleased to welcome back Kenyatta Berry as our guest speaker for the 61st Annual Fall Seminar. She will lead us on a journey of discovery into the challenges we all face in our genealogical and family history research. As a host of Public Broadcasting Company’s Genealogy Roadshow, Kenyatta will share insights into the making of the show — spoiler: they don’t do all research during the show! Finally she will help us to share our passion for our family history in we learn how to become storytellers.

Please mark your calendars and register to come to this exceptional day of learning and sharing with another prominent member of the genealogical community. We look forward to see you there.

Your FGS-Tampa Board

Kenyatta Berry

KENYATTA is the 2019 Honorary Chair for Preservation Week and was recently named a “Newsmaker” in American Librariesmagazine a publication of the American Library Association. An Author, Attorney, Lecturer, Professional Genealogist and Television Personality, she ignites the genealogy world with a bigger than life personality and illustrious career spanning over 20 years of data collection, in-depth genealogical research and historical content in the discipline of Genealogy.  KENYATTA’s vast knowledge in the areas of African American Genealogy, Enslaved Ancestral Research and DNA has made her an invaluable “go to” source for information from all parts of the world. From her Features in publications as Black Enterprise, Spartan Magazine, Real Simpleand the Wall Street Journal, to KENYATTA’S TV Host job on Genealogy Roadshow(PBS) (which received over 1.5 million viewers per episode)is generating enormous buzz surrounding her insight, understanding and expertise by colleagues, genealogy organizations, experts, media and supporters alike.

Passionate about her work, KENYATTA’S sharp wit, cool demeanor and smart fashion choices invite fans and followers across the globe as she ignites the desire in others to connect to their pasts in order to find out who we really are. As demand grows for people to learn more about their lineage and DNA, KENYATTA continues to innovate, transforming the world of Genealogy by making it more accessible to the masses, and personal to each person’s quest to educate, inspire, enlighten, inform and most importantly help everyone to understand “who they are”.

— Program —

  • Introduction to African American Genealogy
  • Using DNA in your Genealogy Journey
  • Behind the Scenes of Genealogy Roadshow
  • The Art of Storytelling: It’s more than names, dates and places
  • Questions

— Venue —

Meeting Room

Robert Saunders Sr. Library
1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602


Parking in the library parking lot is limited to authorized handicapped permits only. Free parking is available at the BT Washington elementary school located adjacent to library. You may drop off passengers prior to parking using the drive-up lane in the parking lot. See map below (click to expand).


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— Register —


  • $55 for FGS Members
  • $65 for non-members

All tickets include lunch.

Please complete your registration as soon as possible as we expect to sell out this highly anticipated event. Due to space constraints, we are limited to the first 150 registered guests. Limited to 4 tickets per customer.


Meals are provided by Alessi’s and includes a bottle of water and a delicious cupcake. Sandwiches also include a bag of chips. A $10 value included with ALL tickets.

  • Cuban Sandwich
  • Roast Beef Sandwich
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Vegetarian Sandwich
  • Greek Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Salad

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