Ancestry updates from Genealogy Gems News, Pastor Buddy’s Blog, NOLA genealogy workshop

Genealogy Gems News post:
http://genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/2009/02/8-civil-war-era-records-coming-online.html

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the collections that will be coming to Ancestry.com in February 2009:

1) Title: Slave Manifests Filed at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1807-1860
Names: 30,000 estimated
Images: 30,000 estimated
Brief description: This collection includes manifests of slaves who were transported from one place to another within the U.S. The images are being released first while indexing commences through the World Archives Project.

As I mentioned in Genealogy Gems Episode 58 Ancestry is focusing on Civil War & Lincoln records in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth.

…more

Genealogy from Buddy Martin
Pastor Buddy’s Blog
Which tribe are you from?

http://www.buddymartin.net/blog/2009/02/05/which-tribe-are-you-from/
Discussing Indian Heritage – Marshall Carver (Born 1883)

This week at NOPL from nolabrarian on Live Journal

http://community.livejournal.com/neworleans/3352838.htm

Tonight! Thursday, Feb 5 at 6:30 pm
at Alvar Library in the Bywater: 913 Alvar St. (596-2667)

Homer Plessy — The Movement — The Moment

Local author Keith Weldon-Medley will explore the life and times of Homer Plessy with a New Orleans-centric look at this early freedom rider. Mr Plessy’s arrest at Press Street Railroad Yards led to the historic journey of this US Supreme Court civil rights case.
(On a personal note: I saw a presentation on this subject by the same author just a few weeks ago, and it was pretty fascinating if you’re interested in New Orleans history.)

Also, unrelated to the library, but a tie in to Homer Plessy, please see this LJ entry: http://community.livejournal.com/neworleans/3333025.html about the historical marker dedication onm Feb 12 to commemorate this event.

Saturday: TWO Genealogy Workshops!
Main Library, 3rd Fl Auditorium
219 Loyola Ave. (596-2597)

Beginner’s Workshop
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn how to research your family at this beginner’s workshop led by Louisiana researcher Barbara Trevigne.

Intermediate Workshop
1:30-3:30
Gregory Osborn of the Louisiana Division will lead intermediate family reserachers in a session that includes information on African American genealogical resources tied to Louisiana on the Internet.

Please register ahead for the workshops.

About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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