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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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Auditorium

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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Upcoming events

Auditorium
Sat, Feb 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30am - 11:30am

Science & Technology
Mon, Feb 25, 12:30pm - 1:15pm

TechZone
Mon, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting Room 1
Tue, Feb 26, 11:00am - 12:15pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Meeting Room
Tue, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 2
Wed, Feb 27, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Thu, Feb 28, 12:15pm - 12:25pm

Auditorium
Thu, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Meeting Room 3
Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Teen Meeting Room
Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 2
Wed, Mar 06, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Meeting Room 1
Wed, Mar 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, Mar 07, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Thu, Mar 07, 12:15pm - 12:25pm

Auditorium
Thu, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room 1
Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

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

TechZone
Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teen Meeting Room
Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Science & Technology
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 2
Wed, Mar 13, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Thu, Mar 14, 12:15pm - 12:25pm

Meeting Room 2AB
Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Auditorium
Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science & Technology
Sat, Mar 16, 10:15am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 1
Mon, Mar 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

TechZone
Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Computer Lab 1
Tue, Mar 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:30am

Computer Lab 1
Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Computer Lab 2
Wed, Mar 20, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room 1
Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Canceled
Thu, Mar 21, 12:15pm - 12:25pm

Computer Lab 1
Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Auditorium
Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science & Technology
Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Computer Lab 1
Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Children's Library Programming Room
Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 2:30pm