This Week's Pod Cast


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This weekend in Pittsburgh A GENEALOGY WEEKEND at the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, join noted genealogist Dr. Deborah Abbott for a workshop presentation on some of the finer points of African American genealogical research. She will discuss her family history from Ohio, to Illinois to Kentucky sharing the various techniques and resources that help to aid anyone who is tracing their ancestors. More information is HERE.

Sunday February 26, Ellicott City MD 3pm
Dwight Parker will tell how he researched his ancestors back to a slave village on Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City
(above the Family History Center) Call 410-796-3022 for more information

Tuesday February 28 On the Road to Freedom. Pre Freedman’s Bureau Records. 1862-1864
National Archives G24 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC Additional information on the Archives website. Rebecca Sharp is the presenter about these Civil War era records during the Civil War.

March 3, 2012 Author Dr. Carla Peterson, author of Black Gotham will discuss her new book at the monthly meeting of BAAHGS at Cold Spring and LochRaven Blvd 10:30 am.

March 15 African American History Symposium, at Goucher College. (More will be posted later)

APRIL 18-19 GENEALOGY FAIR National Archives, Washington DC. This 2 day event is a highlight of spring genealogy activities in the nation’s capital.

MAY 5, 2012
Join DearMYRTLE (Pat Richley-Erickson) as she delivers the keynote address at an all day event at the Family History Center in Kensington Maryland. The event lasts all day and is open to the public. More information is found HERE.

May 18-th the PAAC Conference of Arkansas will hold its annual meeting in Ft. Smith Arkansas. PAAC is the Preservation of African American Cemeteries organization that works for the preservation and the restoration of abandoned cemeteries. Their conference will take place at the Creekmore Recreation Center in Ft. Smith.

May 26th Dedication of the Bass Reeves Statue on Memorial Day Weekend in Ft. Smith. This is the first equestrian statue in the state of Arkansas.

I am so moved by my experiences of last weekend, from the cemetery tours to the all day conference of the African American History and Genealogical Society of St. Louis. My memories of the conference can be found on my personal blog.

Thanks for listening once again. Keep those letters coming and join me next week. In the meantime, keep researching, keep documenting and keep sharing what you find.

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