gentreeThe Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany is proud to host a presentation on the importance of knowing as much as possible about your family tree. The presentation will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Avenue, Albany, New York.

The presenters are Alfonzo B. Owens, III; DMD, MPH and Kim Wilson-Owens, LCSW, CSAC. Dr. and Mrs. Owens have been married for over 25 years, have two adult children, and have experienced great success in their chosen professions. Dr. Owens initially developed an interest in researching the Owens family tree, and has done extensive research on line, and has spent time interviewing sources and family members in Decatur, Alabama, where the Owens family has some of its origins here in the United States.
Discovering more about the health status of our ancestors is critically important to getting a better understanding of our health status, the status of our family members, and the implications of the health of our children and future generations. This presentation will offer an opportunity to learn how the Owens started their search, what they found, and how it can help with future generations of the growing family tree, which now includes branches from their spouses.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Macedonia Baptist Church Rites of Passage: Excellence and Success program, the Program Development and Community Empowerment ministry, and the University of Albany Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. Please register for the session by contacting the Church office at (518) 489 4370, or through the Church website We look forward to seeing you there!