[APG Public List] Fw: WEBINAR - Finding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum Research

Michael Hait michael.hait at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 26 17:35:59 MST 2011

Michael Hait
michael.hait at hotmail.com

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presents

African American Genealogy from the comfort of your home

Finding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum Research 

Thurs, February 24, 2011

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $15

African 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 link to a slave owner. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level researchers will benefit from the information provided during this webinar event. 

Registrants will receive an email with a link and a telephone number for the event, and then at the designated time, registrants will call the phone number to hear the presenters and click on the link to view the Power Point presentations. The audience will have time to ask questions after the presentations. 


·         Deborah Abbott, PhD, will trace a freed African American back to his enslaved past using land records in Danville, Kentucky.

·         Michael Hait will reconstruct a slave family using assessment lists in Talbot County, Maryland.

·         Floyd M. Riley will connect the dots using oral history, Freedman’s Bank records, and an estate packet in Leon County, Florida.

Register Now: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1244005855

Go to Website: http://genpa.org

Questions: sjordon3 at gmail.com
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