MORROW — The Georgia Archives and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will host Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives.
The free program will be held on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. at the Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. Prior registration is not required.
There will be four sessions, with a morning and afternoon break provided by Friends of Georgia Archives and History. Lunch is available for a donation. A tour of the Archives will be available after the last session.
For the first session, Tamika Strong, Georgia Archives’ reference archivist, will present “Researching at the Georgia Archives: An Introduction.”
For the second session, Kayla Barrett, Georgia Archives’ deputy director, will present “African American Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives.”
For the third session, Paula Whatley Matabane, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter, will present “Genealogy and Lies in a Courtroom Drama over Ownership of Enslaved Ancestors.”
The final session, a panel discussion, will be “Research Techniques” with facilitator Judy Rose Weaver, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter. On the panel are three AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter members: Tammy Ozier will present “Finding Manumission Records in Louisiana Archives”; Janice Bryant will present “Strategies for Researching Free People of Color”; and Johnette Brooks will present “Tips for Researching Military Records.”