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Join hosts Janice and Cherekana of Speak On It ! with Leslie Anderson for a conversation … “Stories from the 1st U.S. Colored Cavalry.” The program is Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 8pm (EST) on BlogTalkRadio.

The 1st U.S. Colored Cavalry included free men, freedmen, freedom-seekers, and white officers from the United States and around the world. Who were they? Where did they come from? Where did they go? And what of those who didn’t survive? Many who returned to civilian life established families and contributed to their communities. Others struggled with debilitating injuries, madness, and broken hearts. This program examines the pre-and post-war lives of selected troops and officers by using pension applications and sources from local history. Learn about strategies and sources that you can apply to your research.

Named a Virginia Humanities Scholar in 2020 Leslie won the 2013 NGS Family History Writing Contest. Her publications include Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865 (Project Editor), Alexandria (Co-author), and the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Leslie’s genealogical education includes Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and Genealogical Institute on Federal Records. She’s a member of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the Virginia Genealogical Society.  

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Due to technical difficulties I wasn’t able to announce this sooner.
I’m giving two presentations at the AAHGS Virtual Conference.
Details about the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society and the conference are on the website.

My session this afternoon (4:00 – 5:00pm) was “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Research: Going Beyond the Pension Application.”
Tomorrow afternoon’s session (4:00 – 5:00pm) is “‘In the beginning, all America was Virginia'”: Research in the Old Dominion.”
Attendees will have access to all sessions for several weeks.

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You’re invited to my three presentations at AAHGS 2021

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Research: Going Beyond the Pension Application
  • “In the beginning, all America was Virginia”: Research in the Old Dominion
  • Jubilee! A Year of African American Celebration

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Here’s the link to my interview at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) booth in the virtual Expo Hall.

RootsTech is the largest family history and technology conference in the world.
Virtual this year.
Free.
Register online with instructions from the conference website:

“Please just click the person icon at the top of the home page of RootsTech.org.Then select the option to sign in with your FamilySearch account information, or if you do not have a FamilySearch account, follow the prompt to create an account.
at https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/

 

Note: The FamilySearch account is also free — Leslie

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To celebrate the First Anniversary of the Veterans Day launch of this blog, I’ve scheduled three items for Monday, November 11th and Monday, November 18th and Monday, November 25th.  Thanks for your support!

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You’re invited to my presentation “Researching Institutional Slavery” on Friday, October 11th, 2:45-3:45pm.
Schools, colleges, churches and businesses in Virginia owned people, put them to work at their institutions and hired out their labor to neighbors and the Commonwealth of Virginia. This presentation describes records associated with these transactions and techniques for finding them.

Conference details at http://www.aahgs.org.

 

 

 

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FGS 2019 Conference Speaker Shout Out: Leslie Anderson, MSLS, presents, “Michael Shiner’s Diary – A Black Man Looks at 19th Century Washington, DC”

Slave-born Michael Shiner worked in the Washington Navy Yard since childhood, and his diary (1813-1866) described presidential visits, industrial accidents, epidemics, fires, and the construction of national monuments. His observations about neighbors and his working-class neighborhood offer insight into civic culture and community genealogy.

Join Leslie on Saturday, August 24 at 4pm, and check out her other sessions!

Have you registered for FGS 2019 yet?
https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

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FGS 2019 Conference Speaker Shout Out: Leslie Anderson, MSLS, presents, “The ‘Free Negro’ Dilemma in Virginia: Records for Blacks and Whites”

Explore documents related to activities of daily life in Virginia that provide valuable information between census years for both free and enslaved.

Join Leslie on Friday, August 23 at 2:30pm, and check out her other sessions!

Have you registered for FGS 2019 yet?
https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

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Beginning in June 2019, the first Monday of the month will feature an extra sketch or sidebar. Enjoy!

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FGS 2019 Conference Speaker Shout Out: Leslie Anderson, MSLS, presents, “Michael Shiner’s Diary – A Black Man Looks at 19th Century Washington, DC”

Slave-born Michael Shiner worked in the Washington Navy Yard since childhood, and his diary (1813-1866) described presidential visits, industrial accidents, epidemics, fires, and the construction of national monuments. His observations about neighbors and his working-class neighborhood offer insight into civic culture and community genealogy.

Join Leslie on Saturday, August 24 at 4pm, and check out her other sessions!

Have you registered for FGS 2019 yet?
https://fgs.org/annual-conference/

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