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Crown Heights in History--and an Important Announcement

Oct 1, 2009 10:03 AM | 0 comments

Wilhelmena Kelly gave an illustrated talk last night to a standing-room only crowd on the history of Crown Heights, in the Brooklyn Collection's Reserve Room. Ms Kelly is an avid genealogist as well as the author of two books on the central Brooklyn communities of Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant.  Formerly  an assistant vice president of communications at Citibank, Wilhelmena is now Regent of the Manhattan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and sits on the boards of the African American Genealogy Society, Manhattan Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Association, and the Fort Greene Revolutionary War Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists who leads a monthly genealogy group every 4th Sunday at BPL's Macon Branch.

Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly in the Brooklyn Collection

Look out for more from Ms Kelly here at the Central Library on February 3 2010, when she will provide a how-to guide to genealogy as an introduction to an ongoing Brooklyn Collection Genealogy Group. Those who are unable to make the trip to the Macon branch at the weekend will, as of next February, be able to pursue their interest here on a midweek evening.  Subsequent meetings in the Central Library will take place on the first Wednesday of the month through June 2010.