Georgia Archives Hosts African-American History Program: "Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives"

On Saturday, February 1, the Georgia Archives and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) hosted the African American History Program: “Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives.”
The free program was held from 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Georgia Archives. Tours of the Archives were given after the program. There were four sessions, with a morning and afternoon break provided by Friends of Georgia Archives and History (FOGAH).
For the first session, Tamika Strong, Georgia Archives’ Reference Archivist, presented “Researching at the Georgia Archives: An Introduction.”
 Reference Archivist Tamika Strong asks a question
For the second session, Kayla Barrett, Georgia Archives’ Deputy Director, presented “African American Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives.”
 Georgia Archives Deputy Director Kayla Barrett presents to group
For the third session, Paula Whatley Matabane, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter, presented “Genealogy and Lies in a Courtroom Drama over Ownership of Enslaved Ancestors.”
 Dr. Paula Matabane presenting
The final session was a panel discussion: “Research Techniques” with facilitator Judy Rose Weaver, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter. On the panel were three AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter members: Tammy Ozier who presented “Finding Manumission Records in Louisiana Archives”; Janice Bryant presented “Strategies for Researching Free People of Color”; and Johnette Brooks presented “Tips for Researching Military Records.”
 Standing: Panelist Johnette Brooks

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