29 July 2011

DNA Mishmash and In Search of the Meaning of Mozingo, Aug 6

We pass this on for our friends at Pasadena Area African American Genealogical Society:

DOUBLE BILL 2:30pm- 5:45pm
August 6, 2011

“DNA Mishmash” By Cheri Mello
“In Search of the Meaning of Mozingo” By Joe Mozingo

Pasadena Public Library,
Lamanda Branch Meeting Room
140 South Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA
91107 626-744-7266

Attendance is FREE
All are welcome

This month’s 1st topic: Bring your results so Cheri Mello will assist you in making sense out of your DNA results.

Biography: Professionally, Cheri Mello is a math teacher with degrees in psychology, sociology, human and child development, and master’s in education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, the most prestigious and highest teaching credential in the educational world. The genealogy bug was planted in Cheri with the 5th grade history project. Her maternal grandmother gave her some material which she used for the project. She used it later for a Girl Scout badge. She pulled out the information many times and wondered about her family and how she could learn more. Some of this material is still incorporated into her current presentations. She has done research in many states, even taking a trip overseas in search of her Portuguese ancestry.

This month’s 2nd topic: Joe Mozingo, white for eight generations, will tell his fascinating story of how in searching for the meaning of his last name he traced his lineage to the 1600’s to Edward Mozingo, the African. His book is a work-in-progress.

Biography: Joe Mozingo has been a journalist for 12 years, working for the Miami Herald and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Mozingo has been an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and now he is a narrative writer. He has won several national press awards and was the lead reporter on a team effort that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Long Beach with his wife and two young children.

More info contact: Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com or paaags@yahoo.com

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