Finding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum Research (Webinar)
Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) invites you to join this presentation from the comfort of your own home.
This webinar will provide researchers with multiple approaches to tracing their enslaved ancestor's antebellum past. Using a variety of sources including oral history, wills, estate records, assessments, tax records and land records, the presenters will share the methodology used to directly and indirectly link to a slave owner. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level researchers will benefit from the information provided during this webinar event.
Join this presentation from the comfort of your own home. Registrants will receive an email with a link and a telephone number for the event. Then at the designated time, registrants will call the phone number to hear the presenters and click on the link to view the PowerPoint presentations.
The audience will have time to ask questions after the presentations.
Deborah Abbot, PhD. will trace a freed African American back to his enslaved past using land records in Danville, Kentucky.
Michael Hait will reconstruct a slave family using assessment lists in Talbot County, Maryland.
Floyd M. Riley will connect the dots using oral history, Freedman's Bank records and an estate packet in Leon County, Florida.
Hosted and moderated by GSP board member and genealogical researcher Shamele Jordon.
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital and personal records of those ancestors whose lives now comprise our American History. GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources. The continuing dedication to this service enables the Society to make an increasingly significant contribution to the cultural life of our city, state, and indeed the whole country.