Small Group Meeting – 19 Jun 2021

Thanks to those of you who were able to join today’s small group session. We discussed the recent passage of Juneteenth as a federal holiday along with ideas of how to teach around Critical Race Theory, and more.

Next, we talked about our the assignment from last session: Begin reading The Ledger and The Chain by Joshua D. Rothman. We had a discussion around initial thoughts on the book, records used, research strategies employed and things that stood out to us. We covered chapters 1 and 2. 

Our next small group will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8am Pacific/10am Central/11am Eastern.

Next assignment: Be ready to discuss chapters 3 and 4 of The Ledger and the Chain by Joshua Rothman. Search out slavery related documents and collections for your ancestral county/parish. You can use WorldCAT, Archive Grid, Google and more. What did you find? Search your DNA matches for locations mentioned in the book, the Ledger and the Chain. What did you find? 

Here’s the link to the court cases book I showed on FamilySearch –

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