Genealogy society to present ‘Breaking the 1870 Brick Wall’

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14. The meeting will feature a presentation entitled “Breaking the 1870 Brick Wall.”

Staff members of the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center will share methods of researching African American family history beyond 1870 into the era of slavery using a variety of techniques, record types and case studies from Virginia and Alabama. The Center is part of the Smithsonian’s…

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