Maryland Archives Workshop: Identifying Slave Owners in Maryland

The Maryland State Archives will be hosting a lecture to be given by Michael Hait on Saturday December 8, 2012 from 10 AM until 12 PM concerning Identifying Slave Owners in Maryland.

This lecture will present tips and techniques for researching African-American ancestors in Maryland. One will also learn about several record groups created by the Maryland government that deal specifically with both freed and enslaved African-Americans, and how to identify the owners of enslaved African-Americans.

Michael Hait has been conducting genealogical and historical research for nearly twenty years, professionally since 2006. His focus on skillful analysis of original records consistently produces reliable results meeting the Genealogical Proof Standard. As a Board-certified Genealogist, his research has been reviewed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and found to meet standards.

Although he has experience researching families with disparate backgrounds throughout most of the United States, his specialties include Maryland research and African American genealogy, with special focus on enslaved families in the antebellum South.

Admission is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Those interested in attending should contact Dan Ramirez
at dan.ramirez@maryland.gov or at phone number 410-260-6411.

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