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Researching Enslaved People: from Slave Ships to Living Descendants

07-08 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

GGS webinars are now on ZOOM. FREE WEBINAR Event Details 1859 bore witness to the largest single sale of human beings in the United States' history. 440 people were sold over a 3 day period by Pierce Mease Butler to settle his enormous debts. This presentation covers the process in researching the descendants of the 400 souls who were sold, as well as the descendants of the 400+ enslaved people Pierce Mease Butler did not sell. Collectively, this research project…

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Florida Archives: Using the State Library and Archives of Florida’s “Florida Memory” Website for Genealogy

08-12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

GGS Webinars are now on ZOOM. FREE WEBINAR Event Details The Florida Memory website provides digital access to select records from the collections of the State Archives of Florida and the special collections of the State Library of Florida. Many of the collections on Florida Memory have significant genealogical value, including some really unusual ones that you won’t find on the larger databases like Ancestry and FamilySearch. In this program, Archives Historian Dr. Josh Goodman will provide a virtual tour…

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Tax Records Tell the Story: Cluster and Neighborhood Research

10-14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

GGS Webinars are now on ZOOM. FREE WEBINAR Event Details Learn how tax records can help locate individuals, identify neighborhood groupings, and separate individuals from others of the same name. Tax lists were generally taken annually and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. A listing for your ancestor in a tax list can provide evidence of his or her residence and land ownership in the case of missing or destroyed…

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