Records of Antebellum Southern Plantations — FREE JUNETEENTH WEBINAR sponsored by Our Black Ancestry

27 May 2015

African American genealogists know how hard it is to trace our ancestors. The records we need are often hidden in deeds, wills and family papers.

Jean Cooper, who works as a reference librarian at the University of Virginia, is the author of an an invaluable resource that can be indispensable to African American researchers. She will lead a FREE webinar on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7PM. You can participate using your computer or a telephone.  We are limited to 100 registrants, so please register TODAY to insure your place.

Book - Index to Antebellum RecordsWEBINAR CONTENT 

Index to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War presents the contents of a microfilm collection of manuscripts held in several major research libraries throughout the South. It was published under the imprint of McFarland Publishing, which is currently publishing a companion collection, Records of Southern Plantations From Emancipation to the Great Migration. These two projects originated as part of an effort to make primary source materials related to slavery more available to the researcher. This webinar will explain what the Records are, how they are organized, how to go about locating materials in the collection, and how these materials can help your family history research.

Headshot - COOPER JeanABOUT THE PRESENTER

Ms. Cooper works as a Cataloger and Reference Librarian, and Genealogical Resources Specialist at the University of Virginia Library. She is the author of Index to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations (McFarland Publishing, 2009), A Guide to Historic Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia (History Press, 2007), and most recently, Index of Students of the University of Virginia, 1825-1874 (Shortwood Press, 2011). She received the Virginia Genealogical Society’s Virginia Records Award in 2009 for her work in indexing the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations microfilm collection. Ms. Cooper has a B.A. from Alma College in Michigan and an M.L. from the University of South Carolina.

REGISTER BY clicking this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/430633991405015298

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