Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Program Announcement: African American Genealogy Workshop

This Saturday, February 16, 1PM-4PM

Deborah Abbott of the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland will present a three-hour workshop on researching African American genealogy, beginning at 1:00PM on February 16, in the library program room. The program will begin with a brief introduction on genealogical research, followed by instruction in researching pre-Civil War sources, including slavery records and courthouse documents, and conclude with information about a variety of more recent sources, including Freedman’s Bureau records, vital records, and African American newspapers, such as the Chicago Defender and the Pittsburgh Courier.

Dr. Abbott is a trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society and past-president of the African-American Genealogical Society.

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