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Dec 12, 2023

African American Genealogy Challenges (Panel Discussion)

“A group of slaves including men, women and children gathered outside a building at the Foller Plantation in Cumberland Landing, Pamunkey Run, Virginia, May, 1862.” Photo by James Gibson. (Library of Congress).

African American genealogy research can be particularly challenging due to several factors. This session presents methods and strategies and a number of resources available to those interested in researching their African American ancestry.

The resources covered include online databases, historical societies, genealogy libraries, and local archives. Panelists: Darius Brown, Lyle Gibson, Whitney Day, Dr. Pernessa Seele & Tendaji Bailey.