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Family History Month: A Day with Jessica Trotter

  • Dates: October 13, 2016
  • Address: 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Times: 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: (260) 421-1225
  • Website: Visit Website
  • Email: E-mail

A Day with Jessica Trotter
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Scandalous Ancestors – Discovery Center.
This session provides ideas for tracing “scandalous” ancestors including a case study featuring an unreliable ancestor with a research story that begins in 1860s Detroit and ends in Logan County, Illinois.
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tracking My Trotters: A Case Study in African American Research – Discovery Center.
Sorting out her father’s family has been a joy… and maddening. But it’s also offered great lessons in research and made our history as a country more real—from the Second Great Migration, to the Jim Crow South, to Slavery.

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