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Researching African Americans in Newspapers
Thursday, October 21
Researching African Americans in Newspapers  (Online Events)
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Online - Registration Required
 
The University of Maryland Libraries invites you to attend an online symposium on Researching African Americans in Newspapers.

Guest speakers will include:
Maya Davis, Director of the Riversdale House Museum in PG County
Tim Pinnick, Independent Scholar, Lecturer, Author, and Entrepreneur

All are welcome to attend. Please register at: https://go.umd.edu/Tbw
 
This program is sponsored by The Endowment for the Humanities as part of
the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project.



Saturday, November 6
African American Genealogy: An Introduction  (Online Events)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Registration Not Required

Enoch Pratt Free Library Virtual program!

Join us for an overview of resources that will help beginners conduct genealogical research of persons of any racial background, with special emphasis on resources useful to those researching ancestors of African American descent. This program will also address one of the most challenging aspects of African American genealogy: how to research enslaved persons.   

Presented by Christine Iko, librarian with the African American Department.

The presentation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.  It can be watched after the broadcast on the library's Facebook Live. Click here for the Live video library.

Registration not required.



Monday, November 8
Researching the History of a House  (Online Events)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online - Registration Required
Enoch Pratt Free Library Virtual program!
 
Just because a house isn’t a famous landmark, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a rich history. Researching a building or property can require knowledge of many of the same resources as genealogical research.  And it can be an exciting trip into the lives of those who lived or worked there. In this program, we will talk about where to find government records related to a building or property, how to research historical archives for information, and what to look for on site for clues. Presented by Julie Saylor, Librarian in the Maryland Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. 

This program is presented in collaboration with the Keswick Wise & Well Resource Center.  To register for the event, please call the Keswick Center at 410-662-4363.