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    1. "Whispers from the Dust: The Freedmen Records- Pass this around please
    2. "Whispers from the Dust: The Freedmen Records and African American Family History" is the title of a seminar to be held at the monthly meeting of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex County Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17) in Tappahannock, Virginia. The seminar will be presented by Darrell Walden, Ph.D., a member of the Freedmen Project Team of the Central Virginia Family History Centers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The seminar will detail developments about the Freedmen records and their application to African-American genealogy. The preservation of the Freedmen's Bureau records (microfilming nearing completion) and the Freedman's Bank records (CD completed in 2001) will be discussed. There is no charge for the seminar. Free copies of the Freedman's Bank CD and other research aids will be made available to attendees. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. The Society's focus is genealogical research in the Middle Peninsula, especially the counties of Essex, Middlesex, King and Queen, and King William. However, anyone interested in African-American genealogy is invited to join. Dues are $12.00 per year for individuals and $30.00 for organizations, and may be paid at the meeting. Those who are unable to attend may send their checks made payable to Middle Peninsula AAGS to Thomas C. Harris, P.O. Box 572, Tappahannock, Virginia 22560. Persons who live at a distance are invited to join and, if they have not done so already, to submit the surnames that they are researching for a surnames data base that will be created. For further information, call Gloria Waller-Scott at (804) 758-5613 or Bessida White at (804) 321-1206 or e-mail [email protected]

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