Genealogy Colloquium Registration Form June 9-14, 2019
The Levi Watkins Learning Center (LWLC) and the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University .
Genealogy Colloquium “Researching African-American Family History: Making the Slave Connection”
The Genealogy Colloquium (GC) at Alabama State University is an educational opportunity for discovery, critical evaluation and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by national, regional, and local educators.
This Colloquium is the third in a series of biennial colloquia concentrating solely on black colonial, antebellum, civil war and reconstruction era records. The 2019 Genealogy Colloquium will explore a variety of strategies to conduct research on your enslaved relatives and the system of slavery in America. Facilitators will use case studies and “hands-on” projects to help participants locate the slave owner of an enslaved family member.
The Colloquium includes visits to the following Montgomery locations: The Legacy Museum; The National Memorial for Peace and Justice; and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
SAVE THE DATES June 9-14, 2019 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
*Classes will be held at 32 Commerce Drive Montgomery, AL 36104*
Registration: $300 per person.
Program of Events
Sunday, June 9
- Using Family Search Database more effectively for researching Family’s History
- (This lecture is free to the public) Location: Levi Watkins Learning Center Archives 915 S. Jackson Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Monday, June 10
- Overview of Slavery in America
- The Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company: The Freedman’s Bank
- Montgomery County Archives: Inventories
- Plantation Records
Tuesday, June 11
- The Hand & the Glove: Researching Ancestors in Wills, Land and Property Records
- People as Property: Records Documenting Enslaved Ancestors
- Researching African American Family History: The Same and Different
- Genealogy Technology and Organization
Wednesday, June 12
- The American Colonization Society
- DNA: It’s in the Genes
- Beyond Kin Method:
- Slavery and Lynching in Alabama and America
Thursday, June 13
- Day Trips: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Legacy Museum and the Department of Archives and History (ADAH)
Friday, June 14
- Class Presentations and Certificates
- Tour of Alabama State University Campus
For more information and how to register, visit www.lib.alasu.edu or call 334-229-4106