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Tuesday, February 22
The Beyond Kin Project  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Speaker:  Donna Cox Baker, Director of the Alabama Heritage department at the University of Alabama, publisher, and co-founder of The Beyond Kin Project
Genealogists who descend from slaveholders are uniquely positioned to revolutionize genealogy for their African American colleagues. You undoubtedly feel sympathy for the genealogical challenges facing the descendants of the enslaved persons who once gave your ancestors wealth, comfort, and social status. But what if you start seeing their challenge as your own? Because it is!
Join us and welcome to the challenge, the opportunity, and the methodology as project co-founder Donna Cox Baker introduces participants to this fulfilling and enlightening journey.

Tuesday, March 22
In Her Own Words – Lives of Women Through Diaries, Journals, Correspondence and More  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Speaker: Diane L. Richard
Women are traditionally challenging to document in historical public records. Personally written diaries, journals, correspondence, and more can help fill in gaps about female ancestors. This talk goes well past journals and diaries as “women” had voices in myriad ways.  
Registration availability opens as event nears

Tuesday, April 26
Presentation Plats  (Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Speaker: George Thomas
Whether originating as surveys during the initial granting process or appearing in the wording from later deeds and estate divisions, land records of all sorts are important to the well-written family history. This presentation will begin with a brief overview of various formats typically used for sharing studies of historic land records. Focus will then turn to George’s exploration of a “platting-free” approach utilizing survey drawings digitally mined from sites such as North Carolina Land Grants Images and Data. Simple tools such as Adobe Photoshop can then be used to digitally connect “neighboring” land before overlaying the visual composition on top of a USGS topographic base map. This simple technique provides an accurate rendering and yet reduces much of the time usually spent platting land.