This workshop will illustrate at how blended families (African & Native American) can be documented, and the family historian can take the family history beyond mere oral history. Suggestions on how to avoid the pitfalls in Native American research and suggestions will be made for those who have ties to tribes that no longer exist.
by Lisa Bratton, PhD
This class will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the process of using plantation records to research a formerly enslaved family. Dr. Lisa Bratton will present on her work with the Bratton Family Papers, which span over a century, from Historic Brattonsville, the only working plantation in South Carolina. Dr. Bratton, a fifth generation descendant of Green and Malinda Bratton who were formerly enslaved at Historic Brattonsville, will present a case study of the documents and show what these detailed records can tell about the life and legacy of the formerly enslaved.
by Lisa Bratton, PhD
Plantation records are a genealogical treasure. Dr. Lisa Bratton, a genealogy scholar and a fifth descendant of formerly enslaved Green and Malinda Bratton, will present her research using the Bratton Family Papers - plantation records that includes wills, letters, store records, and other documents. Providing unique insight into the lives of the enslaved, this case study will help attendees as they pursue their own plantation‐era research.
by Jean L. Cooper
Records of Ante‐Bellum Southern Plantations From the Revolution Through the Civil War is a microfilm collection of manuscripts held in several major research libraries throughout the South. It was published under the imprint of University Publications of America (UPA), which is currently publishing a companion collection, Records of Southern Plantations From Emancipation to the Great Migration. These two projects originated as part of an effort to make primary source materials related to slavery more available to the researcher. This presentation will explain what the Records are, how they are organized, how to go about locating materials in the collection, and how these materials can help your family history research.
by Anna Guy‐Burroughs
Come and learn about the 1878 venture of the Bark Azor and its sponsor, The Joint Stock Steamship Company and the Liberian Exodus that occurred during the Reconstruction era.
by Melvin J. Collier
This presentation covers the basic steps to begin the genealogy research of African‐American families.
by David Dilts
Genealogists often hear about the term cluster genealogy, which encourages researchers to look not only at the family, but at the community to learn more details about the people and places that affected their own ancestors. But other than recording the names of the people – how can one find the stories of how some of the families living nearby interacted with each other?
12th–13th November 2010