Speaker Bio – Charles H. Price Jr.

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Charles H. Price, Jr., a Lexington resident for 56 years, is a retired electronics engineer, now working summers as a tour guide for the Town of Lexington, MA. Born in Roxbury, MA and educated in the Boston Public School system (Roxbury Memorial HS), Charlie holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Charlie has worked for Convair Astronautics, Northeastern University Electronics Research Project, Honeywell Corporation, Digital Equipment Corp., and The MITRE Corporation. He also taught electrical engineering courses at the Lowell Institute School of Northeastern University for over 35 years. Charlie is a veteran of the Korean War, having served from 1950 to 1952, commanding an artillery Fire Direction Center. His unit, the 272nd Field Artillery Battalion, helped man part of the NATO southern defense line along…
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Speaker Bio – Robert Cameron Weir – March 20, 2021

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Robert Cameron Weir (“Rob”) is a professional genealogist and the proprietor of Yourigins, in Dover, New Hampshire. A 12th generation New Englander with 15 years’ experience in genealogical research, Rob has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education and is Vice President of the New England Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists. He is a 1991 graduate of Harvard College. Vital Records seem to be the simplest and most direct of all genealogical records, an official government document stating the facts of a birth, marriage, or death. But with vital records there is more here than meets the eye. We will explore a range of complications, from unfaithful record copies, to uninformed informants, from marriages that never were, to births and deaths that didn’t…
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Bio for Speaker November 21, 2020

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 Film and Discussion: The Lost Ancestors Featured Presenter: Robert Bellinger, Ph.D. Professor Robert Bellinger, AAHGS-NE member, history lecturer and director of Suffolk University’s Black Studies program will be the featured presenter for the November 21, 2020 virtual program. Bellinger (has) stressed the importance of researching African Genealogy so African-Americans can find out about the origin of their descendants. He added that it is important for descendants of enslaved and descendants of slaveholders to get in touch with each other and come to terms. This would help contribute to national healing.1 Bellinger is involved in training student teachers to teach history in the middle and secondary schools, working on the inclusion of African and African diasporan history and culture into school and university curriculums, and working with…
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National AAHGS – Virginia Humanities Scholars Grant

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The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a 2020 Virginia Humanities Scholars grant. This scholarship is funded by the George A. and Frances Bibbins Latimer Fund. Please click on the link below for further information about the grant:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UFmCixEsKkvN1dCvLKMJgqZrCYDCMQrH/view
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Bios for October 26, 2019 Speakers at NEHGS

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019,  the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) on Newbury Street in Boston will host our meeting, and two of their staff members have graciously agreed to give presentations.  Since the presentations begin promptly at 10:00 AM, please arrive no later than 9:45 AM to allow time for check in at their front desk.  See the attached meeting notice for more details.  About the Speakers Claire Vail will present An Introduction to the GU 272 Project and Website. This project focused on the 272 enslaved men, women and children sold by Georgetown University to plantations in Louisiana.  Claire is Director of Creative and Digital Strategy, and has worked for New England Historic Genealogical Society for four years. She has managed multiple digital projects for American Ancestors in that time, the latest…
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