Genealogy is currently the fastest growing hobby in North America fueled by the availability of readily accessible resources through the internet. This explosion of interest in the study of families and tracing of lineages and history will be a major highlight for Frederick Douglass Day on 10/23/10 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD when genealogist Noreen J. Goodson will conduct an introductory genealogy workshop. A teacher of over 30 years experience in the Baltimore school system, Ms. Goodson will use her educational skills to help workshop participants get started on their own family histories. By means of experiential techniques, the space limited workshop will offer guidance to novice researchers researching their family roots through historical records, many of which are available through Maryland resources. Ms. Goodson is a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society and the historical societies of Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Baltimore City. She is also the Corresponding Secretary of Baltimore’s Agnes Kane Callum Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. She has conducted workshops for many years to aspiring genealogists who wish to learn more about their families and will provide this talent and experience to Frederick Douglass Day participants who wish to honor their own families through preservation of family history. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how to trace your family roots. For questions and tickets, please call 410-745-2916.