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USCT Civil War Widows Pension Records Tell the Story
March 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Meeting is a hybrid meeting. It will be held in-person in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.
Explore the challenges faced by widows and/or former slave descendants of soldiers in the United States Colored Troops Widows’ Pension Applications.
Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):
10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)
10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news
10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa
10:50 – 10:55 – Break
10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news
11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker – Bernice Bennett
Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author, genealogist, nationally recognized guest speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the podcast – Research at the National Archives and Beyond BlogTalkRadio program. She is also the first recipient of the Ida B. Wells Service Award given by the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage for her …