AfriGeneas Canada Research Forum
"Cross Border Heritage" - Conference
I'll also post this on the AfriGeneas Events Calendar.
The Ontario Genealogical Society is hosting a family history conference in Windsor, Ontario the weekend of May 27-29, 2005. "Cross Border Heritage" will be held at Cleary Auuditorium, 201 Riverside Drive West. Classes/workshops will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on a variety of topics.
Early registration (until Jan 31, 2005) is $83 for the entire conference, and goes up to $108 for later registration (After April 1). Meals are separate and must be purchased in advance. These prices are in US Dollars.
Detroit and Windsor were very important stops on the Underground Railroad. Interestingly enough, since Michigan abolished slavery in 1787, several years before slavery was abolished in Canada, many Canadian slaves actually escaped to freedom by fleeing to Detroit. Slavery was abolished in Canada in 1795 on a graduated basis, finally ending completely in 1834.
This "Cross Border Heritage" conference will discuss many topics useful to those whose ancestors (black and white) who lived in the Michigan/Ontario area.
For additional information and for a U.S. registration form, please see the website below:
- Lisa B. Lee
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