EVENT: Researching African American Genealogy

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Researching African American Genealogy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3913 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Conference presented by the African American Genealogy Group and Hosted by the Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Noted genealogists and specialists will present timely topics including 1940 census, DNA testing, storytelling, Native American ancestors, preserving family heirlooms, tracing slave owners, historic timelines and online resources.

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EVENT: Third Annual Philadelphia United States Colored Troops Civil War Weekend

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The Third Regiment was Co-host for the Grand Review celebration in Harrisburg on November 6th, 2010, drawing participants from 7 states. The regiment has also been placing 34 star flags at the graves of African American Civil War soldiers so people can remember where they are. This year will be especially busy with presentations and parades, because of the 150 year commemoration of the Civil War. The Association for the Study of African American History and Life has labeled the Civil War this years Historical theme.

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EVENT: Film Screening on History of Darby Township

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Three-time Leeway Foundation Award winning writer/community arts educator Valerie Harris, will screen her film, “A Highway Runs Through It….A Community History of Darby Township” at Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Friday, April 8, at 7:00pm.

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WEBINAR: Preservation for Genealogists

* Do you have photographs in a variety of formats from decades of documenting family events? Maureen Taylor tell you how to preserve thesetreasures for the future.* Do you have original documents depicting your family history? Margaret Jerrido will tell you how to take care of them, scrapbooks, heirlooms and other original materials.

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EVENT:”Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1765″

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“Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1765″

Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:00 – 5:45 p.m., followed by a receptionJoin us for the Tenth Annual Conference of the Program in Early American Economy and Society that will be devoted to an exploration of this recent book by historian Lorena Walsh. This conference is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.

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WEBCAST: Finding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum Research

We have assembled three wonderful presenters that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. All that you need is a computer, the internet and a phone.The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presentsFinding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum ResearchThurs, February 24, 20117:00 – 8:30 pm EDTCost: $15 per personAfrican American History Month Webinar, hosted and moderated by GSP board member and genealogical researcher Shamele Jordon.This webinar will provide researchers with multiple approaches to tracing their enslaved ancestor’s antebellum past. Using a variety of sources including oral history, wills, estate records, assessments, tax records and land records, the presenters will share the methodology used to directly and indirectly

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7th Annual Genealogy Fair Sponsored by NARA

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National Archives & Records Association (NARA) is having their 7th Annual Genealogy Fair from April 20 – 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme, Become Your Family’s Detective will include workshops and exhibits.

[The] two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research. Speakers and exhibitors include National Archives staff, historians, and genealogy professionals. The fair provides information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.

Reservations are not required and the entire event is open to the public. Also, be sure to

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EVENT: Tidewater Genealogy Society November 2010 General Meeting

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Annual Election and Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries this Summer

Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10AM

Olivet Christian Church, 14425 Old Courthouse Way. Newport News, Virginia.

TGS invites you to our Annual Election and Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries this Summer as we get together and share stories of what we did with genealogy over the summer. Bring your summer projects and memories to share with us. All meetings are free and open to the public, come and join us.

For additional info see the TGS web site at www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs.

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November AAGG General Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 9th

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We are excited that we will begin a 15 minute presentation from one of our seasoned members, long time genealogical researcher, and family historian, Ms. Othella R. Vaughn. Ms. Vaughn will tell us about her book “Sankofa: A History of The Tribble Family.”

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Freedman’s Village

A group of freedmen are pictured in “Freedman’s Village,” the black community built on land confiscated from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Civil War leaders of the Union buried soldiers’ bodies on the property in hopes that Lee would never want to return, and Parks’ ancestor dug the very first grave near the Freedman’s Village burial site.

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