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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GU272 Project at American Ancestors

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The Georgetown University database of 272 enslaved persons who were sold from the university to slave owners in Louisiana. To logon to the database, you will need a FREE account at AmericanAncestors.org Click on this link: gu272.americanancestors.org      
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BIO FOR APRIL 20 MEETING SPEAKER

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Jeannie Bartovics holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and has spent much of her career in public library service and administration. She also gained experience in a school library, a technical college library, and the Reference Department at the University of Lowell. In 1998 she became the Site Administrator for the Townsend Historical Society, where she first learned of Nahum Hazard.
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Co-presenter Bios for March 2019 Featured Presentation: “Strategizing Paths Around Brick Walls”

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BARBARA JEAN MATHEWS, Co-Presenter for Saturday March 16, 2019 Barbara Jean Mathews is a Board-certified professional genealogist who specializes in the families of colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts. She was elected as a Fellow in the honorary American Society of Genealogists (ASG) in 2014. Currently she serves as the ASG's Representative to the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), as President of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council, as Massachusetts State Liaison to RPAC, and as a contributor MGC's Sentinel blog. Among Barbara's publications are The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Philo Hodge (1756-1842) of Roxbury, Connecticut, and Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut through Hezekiah[5] and Daniel[5] Wells of Stratford, Connecticut. Barbara also edited The Descendants of Thomas Lamkin of the Northern Neck of…
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