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Linked Descendants: African American Genealogy Prior to 1870

By Cambridge Public Library

Join us for a workshop with Sharon Leslie Morgan, renowned genealogist and founder of Our Black Ancestry, as we delve into African American ancestry before abolition. 

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.: 12:00pm – 12:00pm.

Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.


Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

Researching African American families prior to the 1870 Census is a challenge that may be overcome by finding linked descendants – or the white families who enslaved most of the Black population. 

Learn new research techniques and use genealogy as a tool for confronting slavery and heal. 

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour before the program starts.