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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

There are no required textbooks.

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 Assigned)

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)
     

Course Faculty

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 -1
Price $600.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
$600.00

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