Learn how to research Black history and genealogy using the Bexar County Archives at an in-person/virtual resource event

SAN ANTONIO – Anyone interested in learning how to use Bexar County records for research and genealogy can attend a virtual event in honor of Black History Month.

The Bexar County Black History Resource Series will feature experts from the San Antonio Public Library, the Bexar County Clerks Office, and the San Antonio African American Community Archives and Museum explaining how access public records.

Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert Jr. will also speak at the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The event will take place at the Spanish Archives located at 126 E. Nueva St. and is free and open to the public. It will also be broadcast live in this article as well as on the SAAACAM Facebook page.

In-person guests are encouraged to arrive by 10:15 a.m. to be seated.

The Bexar County Black History Resource Series is presented by Lisa Jackson Productions.

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The San Antonio Public Library has an archival collection with approximately 60,000 microforms, 75,000 books, 110 archival file drawers, 11 card cabinets, and over 300 cubic feet of archival collections. It is located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street.

The Bexar County Clerk’s Office has records available to the public, including wills, birth and death certificates, civil, probate and criminal cases, marriage licenses, land records and trademarks livestock and brand registrations.

SAAACAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to collect, preserve, and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio area.

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