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Kenyatta D. Berry

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Professional genealogist, entrepreneur, and attorney Kenyatta D. Berry shared her more than 20 years of experience in genealogical research and Preservation Week® , April 21 – 27, 2019, as the Preservation Week 2019 Honorary Chair. A frequent lecturer, writer, and television personality, Berry focuses on African American genealogy, slave ancestral research, and DNA. 

Author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy and host of the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow, Berry works to bridge the gap between genealogists and historians, a merging of professions that she deems significant and necessary. In addition, Berry has been featured in Black EnterpriseReal SimpleJetWall Street JournalOrange County RegisterThe Sacramento Bee, and Wave Newspaper. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs, including #WomensWednesday, Make it Plain and Extreme Genes on SiriusXM Radio. Berry has also appeared on FOX’s The Real, where she revealed DNA test results of the show’s hosts, and on For Peete’s Sake on the OWN network. Berry, a native Detroiter, is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

The 2019 Preservation Week theme was “Preserving Your Family History”. As Preservation Week 2019 Honorary Chair, Berry appeared in Preservation Week artwork and in a genealogy-themed webinar that was presented during Preservation Week  and chronicled preservation efforts through various social media channels. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook with @kenyattadb as she explores preservation efforts in the field of genealogy.


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