Older Than Us: The Elders of the Trask 250

Nicka Smith
Oct 29, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Behind the Operation
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By the Numbers
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Demystifying Slave Trade Ancestors
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Seminial Individuals
27m 23s
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Next Steps & Tips
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
15m 51s

About this webinar

From Sago and Fatima, Randall and Esther, to Moosa and Katy, learn the ancestral story of the Trask 250 from the vantage point of their oldest traceable ancestors. These incredible individuals were born before the founding of the United States, survived the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and count more than 6,000 descendants between them.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, revers
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  1. CW
    Crystal Williams-Jackson
    1 month ago

    Excellent as usual…Nicka is does amazing research.

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    Arlene Dukanauskas
    1 month ago

    A powerful story with excellent documentation. This is how real genealogical research is done.

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    Shi Smith
    1 month ago

    The most moving and riveting empirical evidenced-based history of the enslaved on American soil, with deed records, census records, estate transaction records that has every occurred. Groundbreaking history in the making. Nicka has done an outstanding job uncovering the undisclosed and hidden facts that deserve to be revealed as our ancestors are commissioning us to tell their stories, as they were prohibited from doing do. “I am Moosa Dunbar!” “I am Katy Dunbar!” I am the direct descendant of these remarkable people, who dared to survive through the dehumanization.

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    claire Hamilton
    1 month ago

    Lots of new information. Presented clearly and with passion.

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    Brian Boneham
    1 month ago

    An absolutely must watch again webinar, The detailed analysis and fact finding is breath taking. An amazing story!!

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    Mary K. Clark
    1 month ago

    Excellent presentation.

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    Maria Capaldi
    1 month ago

    Nicka is amazing, does she ever sleep? Lol.

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    Annie Delyth Stratton
    1 month ago

    The best. I am limited in my ability to travel, and have been feeling like giving up. But Nicka gave me ideas for continuing on with my African descended line in ways that can make it easier for my family and other researchers. I located the place and some interconnected families. I can recreate the community as much as possible from online records. I love community research anyway. So perhaps my legacy will be to recreate this network that I am a present-day member of.

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