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Black History Month: African-American Genealogy | Oakland

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with pre-registration

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In celebration of Black History Month, the California Genealogical Society presents a special program featuring panelists from the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California and two lectures by Craig Manson, professor, lecturer and noted blogger.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Electra Price, Juliet Crutchfield and Jackie Stewart of the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California will be on hand for an informal session to share their twenty years of research experience and to answer audience questions.

1:00 p.m. Finding African-Americans in Census Records Prior to 1870.
True or False: “No census taken between 1790 and 1860 contains even one slave’s name.” This bit of conventional wisdom is false! Craig will share some of his tips for finding both enslaved and free African-Americans by name in pre-1870 census records.

2:15 p.m. Civil War: Military Research with Special Emphasis on African-American
Soldiers. Craig will discuss available resources and where to find them, including tips on how to use the National Park Service’s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors (CWSS) site.

• FREE admission with pre-registration.
• Space is limited to forty attendees.
• Reservation form required.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with pre-registration
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