What is the seminar about?:
There will be a genealogy workshop to focus on Tracing African American and Female Lineage. The event is dedicated to exploring African American genealogy.
What can I learn?:
Reginald Washington, a member of the Research Support Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. will open the event with a presentation titled “Using Federal Records for African American Genealogical Research.” Washington will discuss the use of census records, military service and pension files, and Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedmen’s Bank records in conducting genealogical research. In the afternoon session historical researcher and writer Elizabeth Shown Mills will focuse on reconstructing the lives and lineage of African American females.
Where and When?:
The seminar will be held at the Historic New Orleans Collection, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. The seminar will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2007 from 8 a.m to 4.pm.
Cost and Tickets:
The cost for the seminar is $25.00. For more information and to get tickets go to the website.