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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Researching Civil War Era Records Seminar

AFRO AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SEMINAR

Researching Civil War Era Records
Saturday, April 9, 2011
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Hampton Public Library
4207 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-1314


Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji

Breaking Through the Wall of 1870 with Civil War Research
By studying America's Civil War---many researchers can learn facts about the lives of their ancestors---during the war, before the war and in the years immediately after the war and in many cases---the community history as well.

Uncovering the First Days of Freedom
One day they were slaves. The next day they were free. What happened and how did it happen?


Presenter: Drusilla Pair

From Slave to Freedom Fighter: The Story of Madison Lewis
Tracing the journey of Madison Lewis, a slave from Hanover County, VA to Fort Monroe as a contraband, on through his enlistment into the United States Colored Troops.

Seating Limited. Pre-Registration Required

Lunch - $25.00

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2011 Seminar Registration Form (Detach and Mail)
Send to: AAHGS Seminar Committee, PO Box 2448, Newport News, VA 23609-2448
Checks Payable to: AAHGS-Hampton-Roads

Name: _________________________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________
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Lunch Selection: 1. Smoked Turkey 2. Chicken Salad

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander

Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander spoke to the Hampton Roads AAHGS group about African Americans in Civil War Virginia.  The workshop was held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Hampton Public Library, Victoria Blvd.
 
Dr. Alexander kept everyone's attention.