Wednesday, August 2, 2006

African American Genealogy Symposium, Maryland

symposium poster

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will present a two-day African American Genealogy Symposium on September 8-9, 2006 from 10:00 AM to 3:45 PM (doors open at 9:00 AM). Archivists and genealogists will discuss how to get started on your family research, Government documents and African Americans, Five Civilized Tribes, slavery and the census, Black migration, Blacks in the Navy, WW1 draft registrations, the U.S. Colored Troops, Buffalo Soldiers, Southern Claims Commission records, Freedmen’s Bureau records, and other primary sources available to trace your family history, DAR sources and the newest finding regarding DNA. The symposium will provide information and guidance for seasoned genealogy professionals and novices alike. Learn more....