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African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870

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American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

200 Water Street

Yorktown, VA 23690

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Library of Virginia Workshop at Yorktown

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870

Friday, July 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Place: American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Classrooms A & B, 200 Water Street, Yorktown

Cost: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War with the Library of Virginia. Hosted by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown as part of its ongoing “Preserving Your Family History” workshop series in partnership with the Library of Virginia, library reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library of Virginia’s collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records, in addition to selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. A separate ticket is required to attend this workshop. To learn more, visit historyisfun.org/forgotten-soldier/workshop-series.

For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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