The Goochland County Historical Society is sponsoring a course on African American Genealogy. When people of color trace their genealogy, they are frequently stymied by the lack of records before 1870, the first time blacks were counted by name in the United States Census. However, this course will discuss some ways around that “brick wall”. 

Gloria Gilmore, of the Louisa County Historical Society, and her team will discuss what some of the sources are for going further back in time and where and how to find these resources. The lecture is one hour long and is planned for Saturday, November 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. at the Goochland Branch of the Pamunkey Library in Goochland, Virginia.

So that we have enough seats and any materials that may be passed out, registration for this course is required. There is no charge to register for this course. To register call the Goochland County Historical Society at 804-556-3966 during the hours of 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, or you may send an email to the Society at