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AAHGS 2018 Annual Conference Schedule

Day 3 of 3 - Saturday, October 13, 2018


Time Session Title Speaker Room

7:30am-8:45am

S-1

Board/Chapter Presidents Meeting

Executive Committee

Ross

9:00am-10:15am

S-2

GENERAL SESSION:

The 400th Commemoration of the First Documented Africans in British North America

Ric Murphy

 

Venue

10:30am-11:30am

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS-I

 

 

S-3

Connecting Genealogy Through Social Media Technology Track

Social media is a powerful tool that is used every day. It is a means by which we can instantly connect with people all over the world at the click of a button. We are able to share every aspect of our lives from photos, likes and dislikes, milestones – and even genealogy! Using genealogy for social media has catapulted our access to certain information and has allowed for some remarkable discoveries. Knowing how to navigate through social media platforms will help broaden your understanding of how to connect your genealogy and learn how to network with others online in the genealogy community. Let's get to work!

Tiffany Hilson

Adam

S-4

Finding Enslaved Ancestors Genealogy Track

A panel of members from the Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage discuss how they connected to their enslaved ancestors.

Dr. Evelyn McDowell

Franklin

S-5

Following Emancipation’s Footprints:  Searching for Descendants at Hampton Plantation Research Methodologies Track

Hampton Ethnographic Project traces descendants of 300 plus people once enslaved at Hampton Plantation, Towson, MD. The 1829 death of Governor Ridgely, the state’s largest slaveholder, prompted the gradual emancipation. Using inventory lists and other historic documents and relying on the memory of Park Service employees, we are understanding what happened to the newly freed after emancipation between 1829 and 1864 and into the modern era.

Dr. Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Hancock

S-6

The Cemetery Monument Hidden in Plain View: Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery Research Methodologies Track

There are 1,000 Civil War soldiers and sailors, including about 350 USCT soldiers who died at Camp William Penn during the war who are buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery (PNC). On April 21, 2018 the Veterans Administration, the 3rd Regiment of the US Colored Troops Re-Enactors, the Camp William Penn Museum and the Mutter Museum celebrated the unveiling of an informational storyboard describing the USCT buried at the cemetery. Prior to this storyboard the troops buried at PNC were less well known that the presence of the 187 Confederates buried in the cemetery. Genealogist Edward McLaughlin will describe how his genealogical and historical research led to installation of the storyboard. He will share the sources and methods of his intimately detailed account of the deaths, war service, pension records, and life stories.

Edward McLaughlin

Jefferson

11:45am-1:15pm

S-7

LUNCHEON

“Avenging Our Enslaved Ancestors
& Honoring Our Ancient Ancestors.”

Michael Coard,Esq.

Venue

1:30pm-2:30pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS-II

 

 

S-8

Get More from Your DNA with GEDMatch DNA Track

Learn how to resolve genealogical questions using tools in genetic genealogy’s most popular 3rd party DNA database.

Shannon Christmas

Adams

S-9

Who Owned Solomon? Tracing Slave Owners in 19th century Kentucky Genealogy Track

Session attendees will leave with a familiarity of the history and significant burials at Eden Cemetery – including veterans of every American war, artists, performers, religious leaders, and civil rights activists. They will learn more about the status of African American cemeteries as a whole, across the United States, including some of the dangers they face and reasons for hope. Finally, they will leave with one example of how a local genealogical society can work with an African American cemetery, including lessons learned and suggestions for the others looking to start a similar project.

Dr. Janice Lovelace

Franklin

S-10

Peter Spencer, The Black Church, & The Right to Assemble: The Original Civil Rights Movement, 1813 History Track

Session attendees will leave with a familiarity of the history and significant burials at Eden Cemetery – including veterans of every American war, artists, performers, religious leaders, and civil rights activists. They will learn more about the status of African American cemeteries as a whole, across the United States, including some of the dangers they face and reasons for hope. Finally, they will leave with one example of how a local genealogical society can work with an African American cemetery, including lessons learned and suggestions for the others looking to start a similar project.

Dr. Lawrence Livingston

Hancock

S-11

Strategies for Answering Genealogy Research Questions and Breaking Through Brick walls Research Methodologies Track

The presenter will give and explain seven research strategies she routinely uses to research her family genealogy. She will show how they were used to answer seven research questions. The quest to answer them helped her expand her family tree, break through brickwalls and find both free and enslaved ancestors.

Rosalyn Green

Jefferson

2:45pm-3:45pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS-III

 

 

S-12

PANEL WORKSHOP:
How to teach African American History
to our Children
Dr. Samuel T. Livingston, Marlene Garrett-Bransom, Bessida Cauthorne-White JD, and
Dr. Janice Lovelace

Dr. Shelley Murphy

(Facilitator)

Venue

4:00pm-5:00pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS-IV

 

 

S-13

Fire in the Courthouse: Using Alternate Records and Deductive Reasoning for Researching in Burned Counties Research Methodologies Track

There are many obstacles that plague genealogical researchers. Of these, researching in “burned counties” can be the most frustrating. This presentation chronicles the research in the burned county of Jasper, Mississippi and the techniques used.

Alison Barnes

Adams

S-14

Using Computer Based Genealogy Programs Genealogy Track Technology Track

This presentation will cover various ways to capture pictures and documents to supplement your genealogy research. The lecture will include a demonstration of how to sync Family Tree Maker to Ancestry.com, display the results in a smartphone app, and use the app to sync with other software.

Dean Henry

Franklin

S-15

Lifting Up the Dead: Exploring a Cemetery – Genealogy Group Partnership History Track

Session attendees will leave with a familiarity of the history and significant burials at Eden Cemetery – including veterans of every American war, artists, performers, religious leaders, and civil rights activists. They will learn more about the status of African American cemeteries as a whole, across the United States, including some of the dangers they face and reasons for hope. Finally, they will leave with one example of how a local genealogical society can work with an African American cemetery, including lessons learned and suggestions for the others looking to start a similar project.

Adrienne Whaley

Hancock

S-16

Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania History Track

his lecture will discuss slavery in Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties, and the effect the Act for Gradual Abolition had upon the slaves and slave owners in the state. It will also identify the sites and agents who aided fugitive slaves in these counties.

Marlene Garrett Bransom

Jefferson

7:00pm-9:00pm

S-17

BANQUET DINNER
"Ancestors Lives Matters" 

Tony Burroughs

Venue