Indiana African American Genealogy Group - 2014 Genealogy and History Conference

  • 18 Oct 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana African American
 Genealogy Group

IAAGG 2014 Genealogy and History Conference 

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

"Slave Ancestral Research: Knocking Down 
That Infamous 1870 Brick Wall"
  Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery

Using case studies, Mr. Collier will present research tips and methodolgies to trace African-American ancestors during slavery in the South. Most African Americans in 1870 had been enslaved and documenting them during the slavery era takes on a different approach and utilizes a variesty of records.
Speaker: Melvin J Collier, author of Mississippi to Africa A Journey of Discovery.
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"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address:

President: James Kane      Email:

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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