The Third Regiment was Co-host for the Grand Review celebration in Harrisburg on November 6th, 2010, drawing participants from 7 states. The regiment has also been placing 34 star flags at the graves of African American Civil War soldiers so people can remember where they are. This year will be especially busy with presentations and parades, because of the 150 year commemoration of the Civil War. The Association for the Study of African American History and Life has labeled the Civil War this years Historical theme.
Three-time Leeway Foundation Award winning writer/community arts educator Valerie Harris, will screen her film, “A Highway Runs Through It….A Community History of Darby Township” at Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Friday, April 8, at 7:00pm.
* Do you have photographs in a variety of formats from decades of documenting family events? Maureen Taylor tell you how to preserve these
treasures for the future.
* Do you have original documents depicting your family history? Margaret Jerrido will tell you how to take care of them, scrapbooks, heirlooms and other original materials.
EVENT: “Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1765”
“Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1765”
Friday, April 15, 2:00 – 5:45 p.m., followed by a reception
Join us for the Tenth Annual Conference of the Program in Early American Economy and Society that will be devoted to an exploration of this recent book by historian Lorena Walsh. This conference is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presents
Finding the Slave Owner: Approaches to Antebellum Research
Thurs, February 24, 2011
7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT
Cost: $15 per person
African American History Month Webinar, hosted and moderated by GSP board member and genealogical researcher Shamele Jordon.
This webinar will provide researchers with multiple approaches to tracing their enslaved ancestor’s antebellum past. Using a variety of sources including oral history, wills, estate records, assessments, tax records and land records, the presenters will share the methodology used to directly and indirectly link to a slave owner. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level researchers will benefit from the information provided during this webinar event.
Registrants will receive an email with a link and a telephone number for the event, and then at the designated time, registrants will call the phone number to hear the presenters and click on the link to view the Power Point presentations. The audience will have time to ask questions after the presentations.
- Deborah Abbott, PhD, will trace a freed African American back to his enslaved past using land records in Danville, Kentucky.
- Michael Hait will reconstruct a slave family using assessment lists in Talbot County, Maryland.
- Floyd M. Riley will connect the dots using oral history, Freedman’s Bank records, and an estate packet in Leon County, Florida.
Go to Website: http://genpa.org
[The] two-day program showcases the Federal records located at the National Archives as resources for family history research. Speakers and exhibitors include National Archives staff, historians, and genealogy professionals. The fair provides information and guidance for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.
TGS invites you to our Annual Election and Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries this Summer as we get together and share stories of what we did
with genealogy over the summer. Bring your summer projects and memories to share with us. All meetings are free and open to the public, come and join
For additional info see the TGS web site at www.rootsweb.com/~vatgs.
For directions to Olivet Christian Church see ww.olivetcc.com/home.aspx?igid=29080.