Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Char McCargo Bah to Speak at Fairfax Genealogical Society Meeting May 27, 2010

The featured speaker at the general membership meeting of the Fairfax Genealogical Society for May will be Char McCargo Bah, noted genealogist and expert in Afro-American history and genealogy. Her topic will be “Locating Slave Owners: It Is in the Details.” According to the summary of the presentation on the Society’s website:

“The purpose of this presentation is to provide several examples in examining the details in records to locate slave owners. The records that will be discussed are census records, death certificates, marriages certificates, church records and other records to locate slave owners.

The meeting will start at 7:30 and will be held in the lecture hall of Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia. You can find out more about Char McCargo Bah’s background in genealogy and a link to a map to Kilmer Middle School here.

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