Inspiring young people to learn about their family history and history in general is no easy task. Our Mammy’s Genealogy Sleuthing Workshop does just that. Using fun, interactive and hands on activities, children learn how to decipher clues about their ancestors. This is a great workshop for school groups, scouts or other clubs. Susie Tully, St. Francisville
"Thank you Gaynell! You did a great job dealing with a tough topic and I think you helped the campers make some very personal connections to the enslaved women’s life experience." -Patricia C.
"I thought that your presentation was very interesting. Your energy and enthusiasm on the subject was contagious! We’re extremely interested in further research." -Kioka W.
"Gaynell is very personable and passionate and knowledgeable about the topic. And the list of resources look exhaustive--very good!" New Orleans Public Library Feedback.
"Attended genealogy session re researching African American ancestry at the Westbank Regional Library yesterday. Sister & I had just begun exploring a little. We found the session and Gaynell Brady the presenter, very informative, interesting and entertaining. "
"That was a great presentation you gave. The audience loved it. And to draw 30+ attendees, on a sunny, Sunday afternoon, during Mardi Gras season, is just terrific. Thank you many times over for doing the presentation."
-Don Costello, Algiers Historical Society
"I so much enjoyed working with you and having you present your knowledge on African American genealogy to our classes. The same goes for the other ethnic classes. We have a lot to be thankful for; 5 years, 100 classes, 8,000 attendees and not one complaint or incident. God Bless, and as we say in Italian Buon Natale."
-Sal, Jefferson Parish Library
"Gaynell Brady is an awesome historian, storyteller and lecturer! She held our attention and revealed interesting facts about African American ancestry in Louisiana. She added humor and valuable insight to a very painful past for Black people. I am so glad my Sigma Gamma Rho sisters and I decided to come to our Soror's presentation!" -Jacqueline S.
"I truly enjoyed your detailed presentation... Gaynell has inspired me to find out about the lost roots that creates who I am." - Sonthia C
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"Certificate of Appreciation" presented by Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. New Orleans, LA. Participants learning about Louisiana African American history and genealogy with Mammy.