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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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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