Indiana Genealogical Society 2017 Conference – Keynote Speaker Tony Burroughs

This will be a quick post. I didn’t want to let a day go by without sharing.

I co-chaired an amazing conference yesterday.  The Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) 2017 with Keynote Speaker Tony Burroughs. This is an annual event that is held at various locations around the state.

Great attendance, amazing conversations with genealogists and invaluable insights from Nationally known speaker and author of “Black Roots” Tony Burroughs.  (Look for him on tonight’s episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” TLC 10pm E/9pm CST Smokey Robinson.

Action –  (So much info. I’ll be processing my notes for the next month.)

Think outside the box – Travel to different conferences for Information. ie History, Library and other organizations other than genealogy.

Write your Autobiography – This is something I say constantly. I’ve done this previously. However I need to update it and share it widely, so it can be found when needed.

Freedmen’s Bank and Freedmen’s Bureau were two (2) different entities. There were 3 organizational layers. Black and Whites were a part of the Freedmen’s Bureau seeking restitution or assistance.

If you have the opportunity to hear  Tony Burroughs in person, jump on the chance. You won’t be sorry!

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