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Carol Kostakos Petranek

Carol Kostakos Petranek erves as a Co-Director of the Washington, D.C. Family History Center where she coordinates classes, conferences and community outreach projects. The Washington DC Family History Center (FHC) provides free access to family history resources and internet genealogical websites, and hosts several special interest groups, including one specializing in African-American research. Carol volunteers at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as a Genealogy Aide in the Research Room, and as a Volunteer Coordinator for a FamilySearch digitization project at the Maryland Archives. She writes and edits personal and family histories, and blogs about her research at