Sessions at Atlanta Family History Expo 2010 about Genealogy and Slavery andĀ African-American

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Friday 12th November 2010

  • I am the Forever: A Case Study on South Carolina Slavery

    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.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Friday 12th November

Saturday 13th November 2010

  • Over One Century of Treasure in Historic Plantation Records

    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 plantationā€era research.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 13th November