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Lectures announced for the 2012 International Black Genealogy Summit

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The 2012 International Black Genealogy Summit will be held at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown (215 West South Temple; Salt Lake City, Utah ) from Thursday 18 October through Saturday, 20 October 2012.

The Summit will be an extraordinary educational experience. The schedule has been announced, and includes many nationally-recognized genealogy researchers and lecturers. Among the highlights are:

  • Aaron Dorsey, "Effective Strategies for Conducting Slave Era Research"
  • Char McCargo Bah, "They All Went to Church: Using Baptist, Methodist and Catholic Records to Find Your Ancestors"
  • Bernice Alexander Bennett, "Searching for the Living and Connecting with the Slave Owner’s Descendant"
  • Tim Pinnick, "African Americans in Civilian Conservation Camp Newspapers"
  • Shamele Jordon, "Searching the Nooks and Crannies of the County Courthouse"
  • LaDonna Garner, CG, "Citing Sources without the Aggravations: A Genealogy Citations Workshop"
  • Sharon Batiste Gillins, "Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts--Window on the Life of A Freedman"
  • Tim Pinnick, "Developing the Genealogy of an African American Community: A Case Study"

In addition to the wonderful opportunities for education and networking, its location near the Family History Library in Salt Lake City provides Summit attendees with an incomparable opportunity to apply what they have learned to their own family history research!

The full schedule can be viewed on the Internation Black Genealogy Summit website. Visit the website for other details including registration:




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