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In-depth African American Genealogy

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

In-Depth African American Genealogy coordinated by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL will provide a foundational overview of the records and strategies needed to research African American ancestors. Researching enslaved families in the antebellum era and strategies for West India research will be included in the course. Other instructors include: Deborah A. Abbott, PhD Michael G. Hait, CG, CGL Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL Diane M. Warmsley Scott Wilds, CG Ari Wilkins SLIG 2021 will be held virtually. Registration will open August 8, 2020.

Courthouse Research: Using Probate Records to Research Enslaved Ancestors

African American History and Culture Museum

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson will share best practices in using probate and other estate records to identify potential slaveholders. If you have identified the names of ancestors born during slavery and have stalled in your research, this lecture will help prepare you to break through the 1870 brick wall.

The Stars in Our American Families: An African American Perspective

Genealogy Jamboree

Beginning with the disregard of African American family histories as the exemplar, the Keynote will explore the ways in which the field of genealogy has aided in the exclusion of marginalized groups in the past, but is now poised to play a leading role in helping our nation forge a future that acknowledges the contributions of all ethnicities and communities.

Essential Tools and Strategies for African American Research

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

LaBrenda will present the following lectures:   Importance of Transcribing Documents: Effective use of documents in research requires a knowledge of what it says, and transcription is a basic skill that will improve your view. Historical and Legal Background: Seeing the forest through the trees requires an understanding of what has happened, where it has happened, and why. A South Carolina Case Study, Identifying Parents of an Enslaved Ancestor: Follow this study to learn how one researcher sought to examine the evidence and choose appropriate directions to find the answer. Utility of DNA Evidence: Learn how to effectively use DNA Evidence in your research questions.

Planning Research

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research. The thorough research required by the Genealogical Proof Standard should not be undertaken in a haphazard manner. This webinar provides useful tips on developing an effective research plan, including the importance of crafting a focused research question and prioritizing potentially relevant sources.

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