Researching during the slave era (1817-1865)

Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy
Jan 7, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Strategies
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Freedmen's Bureau
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Case Study
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Learn More
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

Dr. Shelley Murphy will present a case study reviewing the challenges & successes of researching the descendants of enslaved laborers who built the University of Virginia for Thomas Jefferson. Methods and strategies will be shared.

About the speaker

About the speaker

For some, the words “So What?” seem like a curt reply to a simple question. For Shelley Murphy, however, they are the driving force behind her genealogy research and her high-energy presentations. Known affectionately as “familytreegirl”. M
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    Michele Cantley
    9 months ago

    I didn’t get to listen to this presentation live but listened today. Wow, wow, wow!! I’ve been researching enslaved in North Central Louisiana. I need to dig more into the Freedmen’s Bureau records now because I’m certain I missed some important information.

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    Kathie Grover-Miller
    9 months ago

    Wonderful speaker. I learned so much! Thank you, Dr. Murphy!

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  3. Nikki Williams Sebastian
    9 months ago

    Thank you Shelley. This was very informative!

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    Carnell Gadson
    9 months ago

    Great speaker and job well done by Legacy Webinar Staff.

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    Marguerite Way-Jones
    9 months ago

    wonderful presentation

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    Jane A Miller
    9 months ago

    So informative! I love learning about record groups I’ve never had occasion to seek out for my own research. What an amazing project. Thank you, Dr. Murphy, for sharing this work.

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    Marlene Ford
    9 months ago

    What a plethora of information! I certainly have a lot more things to learn! I need to find someone and some place to go to so I can start researching the way she teaches! WOW! Thank you so much Geoff and Marian for all the great classes you present! I’m African-American and your Diaspora segments are amazing!!!!

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    Quintilla Draper
    9 months ago

    Excellent and informative. A little too fast to take notes.

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