Finding Calvin: A Case Study

September 20, 2018

Mt. Hermon Branch Library

4058 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, VA

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

Danville/Pittsylvania Chapter 

Join us for our chapter meeting on September 20th, 5:30-7:00pm at the Mt. Hermon Branch Library. Come find out how you can be part of AAHGS.  Our guest speaker, genealogist Renate Saunders Yarborough will present a case study titled “Finding Calvin”.

Finding Calvin: A Case Study

In this case study, the presenter will demonstrate, step-by-step, how she first confirmed her ancestor’s status as enslaved, and then, using exhaustive research techniques followed him through 25 years of enslavement with several different owners. Participants will learn to use specific documents for identifying and documenting the lives of enslaved individuals.