This is a weblog about genealogy in and about the State of Ohio. It will feature news and views (mostly mine) about developments of interest to genealogists doing research in Ohio, no matter where they reside.--Wally Huskonen

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

African-American and Southern Research Seminar coming to WRHS

Mark you calendar for Saturday, March 3, 2007.

If you are doing African American or Southern research, the Western Reserve Historical Society is the place to be. The Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of WRHS and the African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland are co-sponsoring an all day seminar focusing on African-American and southern research.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; the seminar is from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reginald Washington of the National Archives in Washington DC, will be the featured speaker.

Topics include Federal Census, Freedman’s Bureau Records, Slave Research, Obituaries: A Tool of Black History, Black Migration Patterns, Underground Railroad Quilts, Southern Claims Commission, Creative Displays for Family History. One-on-one research assistance and a tour of the WRHS Library are also available.

Registration fee is $40. Mail your check made payable to WRHS Gen. Comm., along with your name, address, telephone number to: WRHS Genealogical Committee, P.O. Box 1832, Mentor OH 44061-1832. Bring a brown bag lunch including a beverage.