Sunday, February 12, 3 pm to 4 pm
Slave Research: An In-Depth High Point Case Study
1st Floor Morgan Room, High Point Library
Heritage Research Center staff will focus on a family who settled in High Point just after slavery ended and trace it back to its plantation roots. The idea is to empower participants with knowledge about how to analyze plantation, estate, court, deed, and other records in order to develop a fuller picture of pre-1865 African American ancestors.
Wednesday, February 15, 10 am
High Point Museum Guild Meeting
Mary A. Browning, prominent local historian and genealogist, will discuss George C. Mendenhall’s struggle to disentangle himself from slavery in spite of restrictive laws enacted in North Carolina, widespread hostility of fellow citizens, and divisions within the Mendenhall family. She will also discuss efforts to trace Mendenhall’s freedmen and their descendants.
Saturday, February 25, 1 pm to 2 pm
The Digital Library on American Slavery
The Digital Library on American Slavery contains unique, detailed information extracted from legislative and county court petitions, runaway slave ads, slavery-era insurance registries, slave deeds, and slave trade voyages. In his presentation, Richard Cox, Digital Technology Consultant at UNC-Greensboro Libraries, will demonstrate how to search the database and review what can be found within all of that information.