KITE FEST APRIL 1 & 2, 2017

Lunchtime Lecture: "Proofs of Purchse: Documenting Enslaved Ancestors"

March 30th, 2017, 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Where: West Baton Rouge Museum
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with genealogist, Jari Honora. This presentation offers a brief overview of genealogical research for African Americans in the post-Civil War period. The talk is focused primarily on tracing enslaved ancestors back through generations of captivity, including methods for identifying the last-known slave owners of African Americans in the antebellum period. Mr. Honora is a graduate of Tulane University and has over a decade of experience in historical and genealogical research including research for the PBS series, "Finding Your Roots" and the Georgetown Slavery Project.