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Project 1619 Celebrates Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary on January 26–Events to be held at Hampton History Museum and Emancipation Oak–
Hampton, VA-On January 26, Project 1619 Inc., the Contraband Historical Society, and The Sankofa Projects will sponsor an Emancipation Proclamation Day of Remembrance with two very special events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Beginning at Noon, the Hampton History Museum (120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton VA 23669) will host a panel discussion on the cause and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. Panelists include Dr. William Wiggins, Professor and Historian of African Culture and Politics; Professor Robert Watson, Hampton University History Department; and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, History Professor at Norfolk State University. For more information contact: Contact: Ryan LaFata, 757/728-5328 or Calvin Pearson, 757/380-1319
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Don’t forget the Beyond the Census Workshop on January 29th at the Family History Library in Oakland California, sponsored by the Afr. American Genealogy society of N Calif. Resources for Afr. American Research.
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February 2nd
The Baltimore AAHGS Chapter Presents its 5th GENEALOGY EXPO on Saturday, February 2, 2013
12 NOON to 4 PM, NORTHWOOD Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library, 4420 LOCH RAVEN BLVD
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February 9th 2013

Please Join Lowcountry Africana and distinguished guests Ramona La Roche, Fallon Green, Paul Garbarini at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Feb 9 for “Breaking Through the 1870 Brick Wall ~ Researching Reconstruction-Era African American Ancestors.” Please save the date, bring your research questions and meet us there!
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The 4th Annual Conference of the St. Louis African American Genealogy society will take place on February 16th 2013 at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri. The keynote speaker is Janis Minor Forte, author, lecturer and researcher. Damani Davis of the National Archives is also speaking, as is Shelley Murphy (familytreegirl) from Central Virginia. Lisa Lee of Northern California is also speaking. Ms Lee is owner of I also have the honor of giving two presentations on Researching Native American ancestors.
This is the 4th annual conference of the St. Louis Afr. American genealogy society. The conference will last all day and will be directed to researchers of all levels—beginning to advanced.
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The Cordova chapter of AARP & Memphis AAHGS are hosting a genealogy workshop – “Reclaim Your Ancestors” on Saturday, February 23, 2012. It will be held at Advent Presbyterian Church, 1879 North Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016.
Registration: 8:00am – 9:00am
Workshops: 9:15am – 12:30pm
Lunch (provided): 12:30 pm
The workshop is FREE and open to the public. Contact aarpcordova to register.
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February 20th DEADLINE
REMINDER FOR CALL FOR PAPERS: AAHGS conference in Nashville TennesseeKey Dates:
December 31, 2012 Call for Papers Issued
February 20, 2013 Call for Papers Deadline for Submission
March 1, 2013 Selection and Notification of Selected Speakers
May 1, 2013 Syllabus material deadline for submission
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February 23

The next meeting of the Delmarva African American Historical & Genealogical Society will be held: Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 10:00 at the Dorchester County Historical Society in Cambridge, Maryland. For more information, contact Linda Duyer at 443-366-2451.
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If you missed it, be sure to tune into Bernice Bennett’s Show from last night. Henriette Cain, and her work was featured as was the experiences of a number of others who were born in Germany during WWII, and fathered by American GIs. So much was shared and so much was learned. This show had me thinking about the community in general. Many of our histories go beyond the Lower 48 contguous states. The community certainly includes the Afro-Germans, and I began to think about the Afro French, and other Afro-European communities that are probably out there. They are all part of the family and we need to include them as we plan our conferences and events.

Well thanks for tuning in and please remember to keep researching, keep documenting and always keep sharing what you find!

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