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Karen Burney

Ms. Burney has spent almost 30 years doing genealogy research. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Founder of The Roots Exchange and Education Society (TREES). She has researched many areas of genealogy but her primary areas of interest are the Civil War and the Antebellum South. As an instructor, she has taught classes on Beginning Genealogy, Slave Research, The Great Migration, Texas and Louisiana Research, Digital Scrapbooking, Oral History, Using Genealogy to Plan your Family Reunion, Census Records, Writing Your Family History, Ancestor Forums and many more. She has taught many classes for multiple organizations and venues including the Elk Grove Adult Community Education Center, Sacramento Public Library, FamilySearch Library, National Genealogical Society Conference and the International Black Genealogy Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington, D.C. Karen has traced her own family back 7-8 generations to the slavery era and helped many other reconnect to their lost ancestors. Although her genealogical journey still continues, she is happy to have reunited with so many of her ancestors and vows to do everything in her power to pass on the information to future generations and to help others reconnect with their forgotten family heroes. She created and maintains two Blogsites and Facebook pages for Louisiana Lineage Legacies and The Roots Exchange and Education Society (TREES). The goal of both sites is to provide a resource and forum where people can learn, share and network with others tracing their ancestry.