J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

NEHGS Hosts African American Genealogy Seminar

The New England Historic Geneaological Society is hosting an African American Genealogical Research Seminar next Saturday, 10 Feb 2007, at its headquarters in Boston. The event announcement says:

This day-long seminar will be useful for those just getting started with their African American family research as well as for those who have been pursuing their research for quite some time. In addition to four substantive lectures the seminar includes two hours for personal research assisted by NEHGS staff genealogists in the renowned library.
Speakers will cover:
  • Getting Started with 20th-Century Resources
  • Discovering Slave Ancestors, with blogger Kenyatta D. Berry
  • Researching African Americans in Pre-Civil War New England
  • African American Manuscript Resources at the NEHGS
The event runs from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, with a break for people to find lunch. The cost is $75. A PDF registration form can be downloaded here.

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