Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY
Presenter: Dr. Janice C. Lovelace
Session 1: Did Your Ancestors Own Slaves? – How to research pre-Civil War census records, wils, court proceedings, business records, and newspapers to answer that question.
Session 2: Who 'Owned' Solomon? A Case Study of 19th Century African American Research – The presenter shares the story of her own search for slaveholders of her ancestors in Washington and Nelson counties of Kentucky. This session is an ideal follow-up to Session 1 and could also be helpful to librarians, volunteers, and others who help people research their history.
About the Presenter: Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. is a genealogical researcher, author and lecturer, with more than 30 years of experience. She is a frequent speaker at national and regional genealogy conferences on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She authored the National Genealogical Society’s continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI).