LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified Genealogist® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists

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Genealogy Q&A

Newport News Public Library

Have you hit a roadblock in your genealogy research? Join our online ZOOM meeting to ask our panel of professional genealogists for advice and guidance to find solutions.

DNA Specifics-Genealogy Standards

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - NJ Chapter

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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.

Researching My Garrett Family History

Laurens County Museum

In the second of three lectures, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, President, Board for Certification of Genealogists, will discuss “Researching My Garrett Family History.” Each presentation will be limited to 70 participants. The speakers will be recorded, so if you are unable to join us on the scheduled dates, there will be other opportunities to view the presentations.

Sharing What You Know

Panel discussion with Melvin J. Collier and Leslie Anderson.

African American Genealogy – Methods and Strategies

John F. Germany Public Library 900 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL

Genealogy standards have universal application; however, there are strategies that are particularly useful for researching African American ancestors with roots in the antebellum period who present unique challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of “best practices” for achieving credible results, by providing a conceptual foundation for tackling genealogical issues in any of the historical slave states. Meeting is a hybrid meeting. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson will be presenting via webinar in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

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