Join me at the Fountaindale Library for Louisiana’s Legacy on Wednesday, June 8th, 7 PM. Her husband’s activities in the Abolitionist Movement were legendary but Louisiana Bell’s own tale of freedom was extraordinary. Attendees will be given an overview of the Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records database and learn how to locate and obtain copies of actual records. This database contains a wealth of genealogical information and is a must have for anyone researching Free people of Color.
Join me at the Plainfield Library for Brick Wall Breakthroughs on Monday, April 25th, 7 PM. Family lore was passed down but not the family secret. Henry Bell, a Free Person of color, had ties to a well-known Buckeye abolitionist. In this case study, learn how a genealogy society’s brick wall challenge led to a major breakthrough. Attendees will be given an overview of Tick Marks, Reverse Name Searches, Migration Patterns, Cluster Research, Newspapers, and Timelines