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Genealogy Research Initiative

The Lemon Project Genealogy Research Initiative provides beginner to advanced family history workshops to our descendant community in Williamsburg and the Greater Tidewater area. The continuing education workshops are free to the public and held virtually due to COVID-19 health restrictions.

Although we don’t offer customized genealogy research services to individuals or groups, we provide a host of family history research resources on our website on how to get started. Dr. Jajuan Johnson, the Lemon Project Mellon Foundation Fellow, is conducting specific research on enslaved people with ties to William & Mary. Many known and unknown African Americans built and maintained the university under the brutal system of slavery. We want to ensure their stories and lives are never forgotten.

We invite you to follow our social media platforms for information on upcoming genealogy events and resources. Feel free to complete our genealogy research inquiry form and let us know if you have enslaved ancestral ties to William & Mary. We are developing our genealogy research workshop topics, so let us know if there’s an area of particular interest. Contact us at [[lemon]] for additional questions or concerns.

Click here to complete The Lemon Project genealogy research intake form.