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Library Genealogy Series will welcome Dr. Walter Curry | Hobbies

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The South Carolina State Library’s African American Genealogy Series will host local author, Dr. Walter Curry Jr., who will present on “Writing Family History: The Narrative Inquiry Approach.”

This is one of the presentations offered by Curry’s company, Renaissance Publications, LLC. The webinar will focus on how to use the narrative inquiry approach to analyze family histories as units of analysis to be contextualized and interpreted to create meaning. The webinar will also include strategies for incorporating the narrative inquiry approach into family history writing.

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Curry, Ed.D, is originally from Orangeburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University and earned graduate degrees in education, including a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Argosy University in Sarasota.

In 2018, Curry launched Renaissance Publications, LLC., a self-publishing company, which publishes books focused on African American history through ancestry.

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Curry has published two award-winning books, “The Thompson Family: Untold Stories from the Past (1830-1960)” and “The Awakening: The Seawright-Ellison Family Saga, Vol.1, A Narrative History”. Both books consist of stories that cover the line of Curry’s ancestry from slavery, the Civil War, the Reconstruction era, and family life in Aiken, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Richland counties. .

Curry has done book signings and presentations at local conferences, workshops, bookstores, and schools across the state and country.

The South Carolina State Library invites all to participate in its programs. The African American Genealogy Series webinars are perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about South Carolina genealogy and how they might conduct their own family history research. To register for the webinars, visit The next webinar will be Sources for African American Genealogical Research at the SC Department of Archives & History with Steven D. Tuttle.