11th Annual OCCGS Genealogy BASH


Conference begins at 9:00 am Pacific Time.

Time (PST) Event
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome
9:05 AM - 10:20 AM Session 1 - Black and White Families in the Southern Plantation Records
The Antebellum Southern Plantation Records can offer multifaceted views into many white and African American Southern families. This resource documents families' personal and business correspondence, conditions of plantation life (including the elusive names of slaves and descriptions of slave relationships), and much more.

Learn about the genealogical value of the Southern Antebellum Plantation Records - how they are organized, how to search the collection, and apply it towards your genealogical research.

The case studies will highlight the personal documents of a white Southern family and the indirect documentation of an African American family.
10:20 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2 - Unique African American Records

Move beyond the more common genealogical records to discover some of the most unusual and underutilized African American records. This lecture will discuss the plethora of information that can be gleaned; where to find these records and how to apply them to your research.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Session 3 - Tracing the Enslaved in Newspapers

This lecture will discuss how to search for the enslaved and formerly enslaved in newspapers; information that can be gleaned from advertisements; how newspapers can lead you to other sources; and different types of newspapers; and discerning the political slant of newspapers.

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Session 4 - Let Your Fingers Do the Walking: City Directories

Explore the history and usefulness of city directories, telephone books and criss-cross directories along with the variety of information included.

All registered attendees will have access to the recordings of these sessions until May 10, 2024.

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

General Information: info@occgs.com

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