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Restore Explore Connect: Break On Through To The Other Side
June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preservation Greensboro continues an exciting Lecture Series this summer that focuses on Architecture, the Decorative Arts, and History in the Gate City and Guilford County. The series takes place week nights, and is presented by scholars and experts who have studied the unique facets of our history that makes our community a remarkable place to live.
One of the most difficult problems in African American Genealogy is convincing newcomers that records of their ancestors do exist and that they can make the connection between freedmen and their enslaved forebears. In other words, we can break on through to the other side (before 1865). Surnames were mostly absent during the era of slavery and were sometimes chosen at will by former slaves. Some individuals can be difficult to locate during this period and some are easy, if you know where to look and how to research. Lamar DeLoatch, President of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society/Piedmont Triad Chapter will present research tools and strategies that are useful to African American genealogy, and inspirational to genealogists of all interests. This event is FREE.