Webinar: Collaboration After Slavery
Speaker: W. Samuel Williams
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 8:00pm Eastern
African American genealogists often find their enslaved ancestors in the records of their white enslavers. What if your ancestors were those enslavers? Learn how to recognize clues of enslaver ancestors, glean valuable information about those they enslaved, and discover your role in sharing this gold with their descendants.
W. Samuel Williams, MDiv, is the owner of The Orthodox Genealogist, LLC in Norfolk, VA, where he lectures and takes client work especially in Central Virginia, Greek American, and genetic genealogy mysteries. He currently serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society, the Secretary of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society, and the Captain for the Board of Assistants of the Virginia Mayflower Society.
Sam studied International Affairs and Spanish at James Madison University and theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He works in full-time ministry as a Pastoral Assistant in the Greek Orthodox Church in Virginia Beach. Sam loves encouraging a passion for family history and has presented on genealogical topics to societies and at local and national conferences.
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