|Genealogy Gems News post:
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
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.
Genealogy from Buddy Martin
Discussing Indian Heritage – Marshall Carver (Born 1883)
This week at NOPL from nolabrarian on Live Journal
Tonight! Thursday, Feb 5 at 6:30 pm
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.
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!
Please register ahead for the workshops.