Historic Hope Plantation 6th Annual Family History & Genealogy Fair July 22 & 23

Historic Hope Plantation http://www.hopeplantation.org/event/the-6th-annual-family-history-genealogy-fair-day-1-2/

The 6th Annual Family History & Genealogy Fair

Historic Hope Plantation Mansion

Historic Hope Plantation Mansion. Photo courtesy http://www.hopeplantation.org/

Historic Hope Plantation

132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983 United States

July 22 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

“The Diverse Origins of Families in Bertie County”
The purpose of the program is to discuss the diverse origins of families in Bertie County NC from the late 16th century to their current genealogical connections throughout America.

Friday, July 22, 2016
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“The Persistence of the Chowans in North Carolina”
Warren E. Milteer, Jr. presents his research on how local government classifications of the Chowan Indians in eastern North Carolina as “colored” resulted in the overlooking of their continued presence in the area and elsewhere. His work links the legacy of the Chowan Indians to the lives of their colored descendants. He will discuss how his research demonstrates that racial categories are unreliable markers of social cohesion and ancestral connections.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
“Family across Racial Boundaries in Nineteenth- Century North Carolina”

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
“North Carolina Descendants of the First Child of African Descent Born in America:  William Tucker, 1624”


For more information see: http://www.hopeplantation.org

NC State Archives All-Day Workshop: Searching for African-American Ancestors July 23

NC State Archives African-American Ancestors Workshop All-Day Workshop: Searchingfor African-American Ancestors

How can the State Archives of North Carolina help you locate African-American ancestors? During this all-day genealogy workshop, three archivists will share the research materials, tools, and methodologies that are most effective in conducting genealogical research. Fee includes a boxed lunch.


9:00—9:30 – Check-in
9:30—9:45 – Welcome
9:45—11:00 – Slave Law: An Introduction, with Bill Brown, Registrar, State Archives of North Carolina
11:00—11:15 – Break
11:15—12:30 – Alfred Was My Slave Name: Research Methodology, with Chris Meekins, Head, Imaging Unit, State Archives of North Carolina
12:30—2:00 – Lunch (select on Registration Page)
2:00—3:15 – Surprising Sources for African American Research, with Debbi Blake, Head, Collections Services Section, State Archives of North Carolina
3:15—4:00 – Questions, Follow-up, Wrap-up

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-day-workshop-searching-for-african-american-ancestors-tickets-24874184355?aff=t


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