* Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Genealogy Talk | A Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry
Hosted by Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of VA at Library of Virginia 800 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219
* April 5 and 6, 2019 - Fairfax Genealogical Society Conference,
The Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to its annual spring conference,
“Find Your Missing Branches" 5 & 6 April 2019
Sheraton Reston Hotel 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
* Saturday, April 13, 2019 - AAHGS – Hampton Roads Chapter’s
(1) Shannon Christmas on topic: “Identity by Descent: Using DNA to Extend the African American Family Tree,”
Cost $25; $30 with box lunch
New Grace Baptist Church 128 Deal Drive Newport News, VA. 23608
Details, aahgshr.blogspot.com or (757) 593.7060
* April 27, 2019 - Virginia History Day. History competition among Virginia schools. Judging Opportunity message from Christina Veda, Virginia History Coordinator, Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Virginia Historical Society) For more details, visit www.va.nhd.org * Visit the national office website, www.AAHGS.org to access national information and for submission requirements for the 2019 International Book Awards. Several courtesy attachments of information are provided below.
* Visit the TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE DATABASE
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database now comprises 36,000 individual slaving expeditions between 1514 and 1866. Records of the voyages have been found in archives and libraries throughout the Atlantic world.
* University of North Carolina: Grant Will Help Librarians Examine Jim Crow Laws Through Lens of Data. “Using optical character recognition and machine learning, the team will build a text corpus of North Carolina session laws from the end of the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and will then compile a listing of North Carolina’s Jim/Jane Crow laws. This effort builds upon work done by civil rights pioneer Pauli Murray in the 1950s.”
* October 10-12, 2019
The 2019 conference planning team has confirmed the date and location for the 40th National Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) Conference. The conference is at College Park Marriott Hotel
and Conference Center 3501 University Blvd. East Hyattsville, MD 20783
The event is hosted by the Maryland Chapters and the James Dent Walker (DC) Chapter.