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***Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most programs are currently taking place virtually. If you need help accessing a virtual program, contact us at www.wrl.org/ask.***

Are you getting the most out of the records you find while conducting family history research? This workshop will provide tips and best practices for interpreting vital and other public records in African American genealogy research. This workshop is one of series of workshops that the Lemon Project and our Mellon Postdoc Jajuan Johnson, Ph.D. are offering on African American genealogy and research.   

Hannah Scruggs is a genealogy reference assistant in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. A Central Virginia native, Hannah graduated with an M.A. in public history from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in history from William & Mary. Her research and professional interests include slavery, descendant communities, and African American environmental history. 

Lisa Crawley is a Genealogy Reference Assistant in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. She has served as the Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, and as the Administrator at the Montgomery County Historical Society in Rockville. A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, her research interests include antebellum era African American history of the Mid-Atlantic and Upper South, and Methodist history. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Drew University and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Hampton University. 

Williamsburg Regional Library is proud to collaborate with The Lemon Project at the College of William & Mary to bring you this special series of talks. Topics will range widely and include African Americans’ contributions to the College and Williamsburg community, and more. All talks are virtual and require advance registration. See each individual program for specific dates, times, and recommended reading, or view the Lemon Project calendar for the full schedule.

Register here: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/lemonproject/121729