East Carroll Parish Genealogy Research

apply for a chance to attend MAAGI in july!

this july, i’ve been given the esteemed honor of speaking at the midwestern african american genealogy institute.  the event is taking place july 7-9, 2013 at harris stowe university in st. louis, mo.

a little bit about MAAGI:

The Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) will train individuals to explore and use genealogy resources and research strategies targeting African ancestral family historians. The courses at MAAGI are led by faculty with knowledge in an array of subjects, and demonstrated leadership and expertise in African American genealogy, family history and research.

the courses/workshops will be conducted through the following tracks:

  • Track 1:Basic Methods and Strategies for African American Research
  • Track 2: Technology and Social Media
  • Track 3:  Pre & Post Emancipation Records
  • Track 4: Genealogy as a Profession (my session is in this track)
  • Track 5: Greater St. Louis History, Heritage, and Legacy

hot off the presses…

Evolution Consulting Group Scholarship Award – Midwest African-American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)

Evolution Consulting Group (ECG) offers a scholarship to be awarded to an individual who submits a paper based a “genealogy brick wall” they are experiencing and why they want to attend the MAAGI.  The paper should be at least 1,000 words written in WORD. The award carries a $300 value applicable towards the “registration” to attend the “Beginning Methods and Strategies” Track at the MAAGI, July 9-11 in St. Louis, MO, at the campus of Harris Stowe State University. The winner will be acknowledged at the opening session. Papers are accepted via email until May 30, 2013, at 5pm. For any questions or submittal email: info@evolutionconsultinggroup.net.  In the subject line, please put “MAAGI-Brick Wall”.

i would LOVE to see one of you there, so apply, apply, apply! 🙂

Image citation:  Negro tenant’s home beside the Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, La. Library of Congress, June 1940. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992000126/PP/

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