ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM
Saturday, October 9, 2021
from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
ONLINE ONLY | Download
From 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. "A Tale of Ancestral Families: Two
Paths, One Outcome"
Learn how two genealogists met for the first time while attending
a national conference and discovered, much to their surprise, they possessed a
direct connection to the same slaveholding family in Virginia. Listen to how sharing
their individual research helped fill the gaps in each of their own family histories.
The experiences of these slave descendants will best illustrate how different
research methods, resources and documents were used to identify their connection
to this common slaveholder. This lecture will help you to identify clues and suggest
resources available to recreate your own ancestor's journey from slavery to freedom.
The presenters, who used completely different resources, will share how they used
those documents to confirm the relationship of their individual families (one
from Virginia and the other from North Carolina) to the Virginia slaveholder that
connects them. This lecture will show finding records from Virginia and North
Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, is a professional genealogist,
specializing in African American research, manuscript collections and genealogy
methodology. She is an instructor as well as the coordinator for the African American
tracts at IGHR held at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and GRIP held at
LaRoche University in Pittsburgh. She is an instructor at SLIG in Salt Lake City,
UT, and TIGR in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Abbott is a member of National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Association
of Professional Genealogist (APG) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). A
Cleveland, Ohio native, she is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
the Tuskegee University National Alumni Association, and Antioch Baptist Church
Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU,
LLC. She has undergrad degrees in Urban Studies and African-American Studies.
She holds several professional certificates. She has been a genealogist since
1981; appearing in numerous television interviews and documentaries.
She is on contract with the Virginia Theological Seminary's
Reparation Project. Char has received numerous awards including the 2019 Who Who's
in America. She is the author of two books, "Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery:
A Legacy of Freedom." She is a freelance writer for Alexandria Gazette Newspaper.
In addition, she is a member of over thirty genealogical societies, historical
societies and authors' organizations.
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information about joining the webinar.
FREE to the public. Times are approximate. Any questions please