Genealogy Group holds 15th Anniversary Workshop
November 16, 2019
"Views of Slavery in Virginia: Informing Your Ancestor Search" is the title of a workshop to be given by Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 Tidewater Trail (Route 17), Dunnsville, Virginia (map). This workshop is presented in commemoriation of 400 years of Africans in Virginia and of the organization’s 15th anniversary. It promises to be beneficial to both beginning researchers and experienced researchers who are looking for resources to expand their family trees.
"Middle Passages: Enslaved Migration To, Within, and Out of Virginia" will be the one of the day’s topics. This topic will be presented by Dr. Phillip Troutman, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University.
"Hear the Ancestors Speak: Slavery Accounts from Library of Virginia Records" will be the other topic of the day. This topic will be presented by Greg Crawford, Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia.
MPAAGHS was formed in September of 2004. Its mission is to create and provide opportunities to encourage and enable African Americans to research, document, and publish their family histories and genealogies.
Anyone who is interested in genealogy is invited to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity to talk with experienced researchers, to view displays of their work, and to get tips for starting or furthering your own research. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 804-758-5163.