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Finding Descendants of the Enslaved Laborers who built the University of Virginia, 1817-1865
This presentation will provide an overview of how this project began and understanding the challenges faced when conducting African American genealogical research. Research methods and strategies will be shared along with the happenings and the plan forward in seeking the descendants of the enslaved laborers who helped to build the University of Virginia for Thomas Jefferson. Presented by: Shelley Murphy

An avid genealogist for over 30 years Dr. Murphy, aka, “familytreegirl” presents genealogy workshops at local, state & national genealogy conferences. She holds membership in AAHGS NGS, APG, DAR, and local genealogy groups. Murphy, is known for her inspiring & interactive "SO WHAT" with genealogy research, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Murphy is also a coordinator and instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) and serves on the Boards of the Library of Virginia, Virginia Genealogical, Albemarle Charlottesville and Fluvanna Historical Societies.

Jan 14, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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