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Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
11:30AM - 12:30PM

King Atlas: The Man, the Legend

Presenter: Nicka Sewell-Smith


With over 3,500 descendants living in 22 states and 4 countries, King Atlas, Sr. has left an indelible mark on the world long after his death between 1891-1892. Discover the 20 year journey to unearth the legacy of a man and his family who emerged from slavery with connections to U.S. presidents, congressmen, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
African-American, USA