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Date

Feb 18 2021

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Researching African American Ancestors: Funeral Programs and Photo Archives


– Diane L. Richard

  • Webinar Abstract: 20th-Century African American researchers will find funeral programs and photo archives invaluable. There is a rich tradition revolving around funeral programs. As a result, numerous archives have intentionally collected them, and many are now placing them online for all to access. You will find many details of genealogical relevance that help us fill in evidentiary gaps, and sometimes photos are included.  Speaking of pictures, there is something magical about seeing a photograph of an ancestor we may have never met that is priceless. Let’s explore some collections rich in photos of African Americans; maybe your ancestors are included.
  • Presenter: Diane has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. In 2019 she published, Tracing Your Ancestors — African American Research: A Practical Guide, via Moorshead Publications.  Since 2016 she has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) journal. As a speaker she has delivered webinars and in-person talks about the availability and richness of records documenting Southerners, pursuing formerly enslaved ancestors and their descendants, genealogical research tips, techniques, tools and strategies, under-utilized resource collections [online and on-the-ground], and much more. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode). She is co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries, www.tarheeldiscoveries.com, started in 2018, which offers guided North Carolina genealogical research programs providing participants targeted, focused, research assistance leading to new family discoveries.
  • Webinar Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7033182669392086542
Researching African American Ancestors: Funeral Programs and Photo Archives

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