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African American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott

2019-03-30 10:30:00 2019-03-30 13:00:00 America/New_York African American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott Main Library

Saturday, March 30
10:30am - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-30 10:30:00 2019-03-30 13:00:00 America/New_York African American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott Presented by the Library and the Summit Co. Chapter of OGS, this program has two sessions: "African American Genealogy: Leaving No Stone Unturned" and "It's a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research." Main Library

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Presented by the Library and the Summit Co. Chapter of OGS, this program has two sessions: "African American Genealogy: Leaving No Stone Unturned" and "It's a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research."

Presented by the Special Collections Division and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, African American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott will include two sessions:

10:30 am African American Genealogy: Leaving No Stone Unturned
This lecture is designed to help identify some of the most overlooked and underutilized sources for African American research, such as tax, school, military and court records, manuscripts, and newspapers. Using libraries and archives along with internet databases will be explored. You will learn tips and strategies on how to use these sources and where to find them.

11:45 am It’s a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research
The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and identifying slave ancestors and their owners, but as difficult as this might seem, it’s not impossible. Learn the importance of analyzing information and collateral/cluster line research to help move you toward success. Using the 1940 U.S. Federal Census as the starting point, we will follow an African American family from freedom to identifying a potential slave owner.

Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D. is a professional genealogist, specializing in African American research, manuscript collections, and genealogy methodology. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she presents lectures and workshops at a variety of national, state, and local genealogy conferences. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the African American Genealogy Colloquium at Alabama State University.

Free parking is available in the High-Market Parking Deck at 40 S. High St.

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Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Sat, Apr 27, 10:15am - 12:00pm

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Sat, Apr 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Computer Lab 1
Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 3
Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Canceled
Wed, May 01, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Meeting Room 1
Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Computer Lab 1
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:30am

Auditorium
Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
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Auditorium
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Teen Meeting Room
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am

Science & Technology
Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Wed, May 08, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, May 09, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
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Meeting Room 2AB
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Auditorium
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Computer Lab 1
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Meeting Room 1
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Computer Lab 1
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Computer Lab 1
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Teen Meeting Room
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Science & Technology
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Computer Lab 1
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Canceled
Wed, May 15, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 1
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Computer Lab 1
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Auditorium
Thu, May 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science & Technology
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Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am

TechZone
Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Computer Lab 2
Mon, May 20, 6:15pm - 7:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, May 23, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
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Children's Library Programming Room
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