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Course Ten — Researching African-American Ancestors: Sources, Strategies, & Analysis

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator: Frazine K. Taylor, M.S.L.S., CPM

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

Focusing on genealogy from an African American perspective, this intermediate course will explore under-utilized and obscure sources. Learn key strategies for organizing effective searches, and analyzing evidence, both direct and indirect, using case studies occurring during pivotal times in American history. Subjects include: cluster research, manuscript strategies, migration, substitutes, land, property, and conveyance. During this course we will take a day trip to The National Archives at Atlanta and the Georgia State Archives in Morrow, Ga.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

  • Information forthcoming

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Introductions (Taylor)
  8:30 – 9:45 Genealogy Intensive (Jordon)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Planning & Organization (Jordon)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Records of Reconstruction-Bridges from Slavery to Freedom (Gillins)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 NARA - Resources for African American Research (Hamilton)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Georgia State Archives Resources for African American Research (Hamilton)

Monday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Review and Questions (Taylor)
  8:30 – 9:45 Locating Ancestors in Wills, Land and Property Records (Gillins)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Essential Resources and Strategies for Newspaper Research (Pinnick)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Incorporating Oral History Into Your Research (Wilkins)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 An Overlooked Source: Using Manuscripts in African American Research (Abbott)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Individual Consultations, UGA Main Library (To Be Assigned)

Tuesday

 
  7:15 Leave Athens from the Georgia Center
  8:00 – 8:30 Review and Questions (Taylor)
  8:30 – 9:45 National Archives, Georgia State Archives (Hamilton and Taylor)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 National Archives, Georgia State Archives (Taylor)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 National Archives, Georgia State Archives (Taylor)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 National Archives, Georgia State Archives (Taylor)
  4:00 Leave Morrow

Wednesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Review and Questions (Taylor)
  8:30 – 9:45 Genealogical Technology (Jordon)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Mysterious Relatives (Cluster Research) (Wilkins)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Genealogical Proof Standards and African American Research (Abbott)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Finding the Last Slave Owner (Wilkins)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Individual Consultations, UGA Main Library (To Be Arranged)

Thursday

 
  8:00 – 9:15 An African American Toolkit: 25 Resources to Add to Your Checklist (Pinnick)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 What To Do With Grandma's Papers (Gillins)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Feedback, Wrap Up, and Certificates (Taylor)
     

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Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 12:30 pm
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 12
Early Bird Price $560.00 (Until 10-Mar-2018)
Full Price $600.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
$600.00 12

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