I was very excited to read in the latest "Weekly Genealogist" newsletter that the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston, Massachusetts will be hosting a FREE African American History and Genealogy Day in February.
The newsletter had this to say:
African American History and Genealogy Day
Wednesday, February 8
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Join us for a free day of research and learn about African American family history. NEHGS Online Genealogist David Allen Lambert will help you learn how to trace African American ancestors, author and historian Alex R. Goldfeld will present stories of Boston’s earliest African American community, and former Executive Director of the Springfield Museums and author Joseph Carvalho III will share his revised edition of Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts 1650-1865, recently published by NEHGS. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception. All participants will receive free access to the NEHGS research library for the day, with ample time for research.
Free; registration required. Call 617-226-1226 to register.
More details are available from the NEHGS website. Also, you can read my review of Joseph Carvalho's book Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts 1650-1865.