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The Freedmen’s Bureau Project offers great opportunities in African American Family History.  Watch a video to learn more about it.  Discover how this could impact you at two of our conference sessions.

Beginning Genealogy: What You Need To know

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Presenter: Evelyn Norman

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Description: Covering the basics of Beginning Genealogy

Location: Relief Society Room

This’n That Genealogy Research Tips

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Presenter: Marti Lewis

Time: 2:15 to 3:15 pm.

Description: This presentation covers research tools i.e. Maps, Census, Military, Land, Death, Social Security Records, Obituaries, Bibles and DNA testing.

Location: Main Chapel

How I Traced Two Lines into Slavery

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Presenter: Charles Meigs

Time: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

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Location: Classrooms 203/204

Writing Your Own Obituary: Part 2 (Workshop)

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Presenter: Dr. Edna Briggs and Ophelia Sanders

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

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Location: Rooms 105-106

Writing Your Own Obituary Part 1: (Lecture)

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Presenter: Dr. Edna Briggs and Ophelia Sanders

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

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Location: Relief Society Room

Land, Lots of Land! Land Records

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Presenter: Barbara Randall

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Everything you need to be able to read, interpret, search and locate the land records of your ancestors- whether they were slave or free.

Location: Assembly Room

Probate Records: Finding Slave Ancestors Before 1865

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Presenter: Gerard Mckay

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 am.

Description:  Probate records can provide a means to overcome the so called “1870 brick wall” in order to identify and document the lives and locations of slave ancestors prior to the end of slavery in the United States in 1865.  This presentation will examine the probate files of 3 slave owners and show how these records can: track the lives and locations of slave ancestors over several proximate years; reveal family relationships of slaves as well as slave owners; show slave sale transactions; indicate the origins of surnames of former slaves and just as importantly, help to provide a better understanding of other documentary records and information.

Location: Assembly Room