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Genealogy Speaker Series: “Researching and Transcribing the Freedmen’s Bureau Digital Records Collection,” presented by Hollis Gentry


October 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


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Hollis Gentry is a genealogy specialist with the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, National Museum of African American History and Culture branch where she coordinates genealogy reference and research services. She also serves as the research and content specialist for the Freedmen’s Bureau Digital Records projects. For this month’s program, Gentry will provide an in-depth look at how to research and transcribe these valuable resources that can be found on the Smithsonian’s digital collection.

This is a virtual program and reservations are required. For Zoom details, contact Preston Petermeier at (863) 534-4604 or