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African-American Genealogy Methodologies and Strategies  presented by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
The Genealogical Proof standard has universal application, and this lecture will highlight the sources and strategies available to meet its requirements in the case of African American ancestors who lived in the antebellum period. Topics covered will include the process of developing a research plan to answer a focused genealogical question; the identification of potentially relevant sources based on historical context (e.g., dates of settlement, origins of major migrant groups, and boundary changes);  and applicable laws for time and place (e.g., the legal aspects of the treatment of enslaved people as property). Available until 7/28/22.