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Slave Era Research with Char McCargo Bah

Slave Era Research with Char McCargo Bah

Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC.  She has been a genealogist since 1981; she has appeared in numerous television interviews with CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries. She has received numerous awards in 2014, 2013, 2010, and in 2009 for her work in genealogy.  She was the City of Alexandria’s genealogist on the Alexandria Freedmen and Contraband Cemetery. She became a “Living Legend of Alexandria in 2014.” She is co-author of “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.” Char is currently working on her second book which will be available in the late Fall of 2016.

Char will provide an overview of the following topics:

(1) Take a Close Look at Slave owners’ Probate Records and where their slaves went

(2) I was hired out – Case Studies on Slave owners hiring their slaves out

(3) Slaves and Free people of color working on State and County Projects

(4) Catch Me If You Can