Symposium: Reconstruction & The Promise of Freedom- 27 Feb

Register/Save the Date:  27 February – 9 am – 4:30 pm

The National Archives at Atlanta presents:

The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom


This program is presented in partnership with Metro Atlanta Chapter of AAHGS

Speakers include

Kahlil G. Chism – Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Dr. Ehren Foley- South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Dr. Edna Greene Medford- Chair, Department of History- Howard University

Dr. Jelani Favors- History Professor- Clayton State University

Joel Walker- Education Specialist- National Archives at Atlanta

William Durant- Indexer Freedmen’s Bureau Indexing Project

In addition -performances by:

Lovejoy High School Choral Ensemble

Historical Characters protrayed by AAHGS youth

There will be displays of Family History Research by Genealogists


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Reminder- George Morgan 12 March- Birmingham

Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar- 12 March 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Samford University- Birmingham, Alabama

The Alabama Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Samford University in Birmingham.  The speaker will be George G. Morgan presenting It’s All in the Details.

The first topic, “The Genealogist as CSI”, will set the foundation for the day with the research process.

Next will be  “Bring “Em Back to Life – Developing an Ancestor Profile”.  This topic addresses evidence types and analysis; helps the thought process for writing a biographical profile, a family history or a lineage application; and helps identify research gaps.

“Clues in the News” will address the often neglected newspaper research and focuses on online newspaper sources.

“Getting Past Brick Walls” concentrates on the best approaches for addressing brick walls and research impasses.

For more information on George G. Morgan and to REGISTER. You may also contact Caroline Horton, Program Chair, at .