Board of Directors
** coming **
FREE! FREE! FREE!
Novice and Advanced Researchers
Saturday, February 20, 2010
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Selma-Dallas County Public Library
The Vaughan Room
1103 Selma Avenue
FREE! FREE! FREE!
Genealogy workshop set for Selma library
Novice and advanced family
researchers from Alabama and around the country are expected
to attend a free, all-day genealogy conference this
Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Selma-Dallas Public Library in
observance of Black History Month.
Sponsored by the
Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical
Society, Inc. (BBAAGHS), workshops will focus on research
methods, techniques and resources, for African-American
family history research.
Mary Jones-Fitts, a
professional genealogist from Faunsdale is among the
Jones-Fitts is an expert in
Alabama slave records, specializing in Marengo and
A researcher with more than 25
years of experience, she is founder and organizer of the
Faunsdale Connection, the annual reunion of the descendants
of 81 slaves brought to Faunsdale Plantation from Somerset
Place Plantation in Creswell, N.C. in 1843. Somerset is now
a National Historic Site.
The conference will begin
with registration at 8 a.m. at the Selma-Dallas County
Library, located at 1103 Selma Ave. at Broad Street. A
buffet luncheon is included with the free registration.
For further information, see the website www.bbaaghs.org
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
BBAAGHS is a
non-profit organization dedicated to the study and exchange
of information and ideas among people interested in
African-American genealogy, family history and historic
preservation in the 12 counties of Alabama's Black Belt
Region: Bullock, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes,
Macon, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Wilcox.
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