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SV Reads 2019: Finding Identity in Family History, With Bill Griffeth and Paula Williams Madison

Everyone has a family history—some of it they know, and some of it they have yet to discover. The surging popularity of genealogy research is encouraging more and more people to find out about their ancestors and how their actions and decisions affected who they are today.

Bill Griffeth and Paula Williams Madison will share their own personal stories and the shocking discoveries they made as they learned more about their family histories.


In association with Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, the San Jose Public Library and DeAnza College

Griffeth author photo by CNBC

February 27, 2019

De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, 95014
United States

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Bill Griffeth

Co-Anchor, “Nightly Business Report” on CNBC; Author, The Stranger in My Genes: A Memoir

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Paula Williams Madison

Author, Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem

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Sal Pizarro

Columnist, The Mercury News—Moderator