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[AL] A&M to host Genealogy Meeting

The North Alabama chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will host its annual genealogy forum on Saturday, April 17.

The forum, which will include a video presentation and discussion, will center on "Cemeteries and funeral homes: their significance for genealogical research." The keynote speakers will be James E. Davis Jr., executive secretary of the Mt. Parron Campground Cemetery, and Eugene Scruggs.

"The Mt. Parron Campground Cemetery in New Market happens to house a large burial site that is composed of enslaved African Americans," said Dr. James Johnson, president of the genealogical society. "It's one of the largest enslaved burial sites in the southeast."

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 118 of the Learning Resource Center at Alabama A&M University. For more information, call 372-5846 or 372-4558.

From staff reports
Huntsville Times

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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