Pre-Summit Program

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Pre-Summit: Focusing on family health history, foundations of genealogical research, a librarians track, and information sharing.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Free & Open to All

9:00am - 5:00pm
Registration & Health Screening

9:45am - 9:55am
Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview

10:00am - 11:00am

  1. Health Track: Mind Over Matter: The Will to Better Health - Dr. Rudy Kachmann
  2. Enlivening Family History Through Oral Storytelling - Condra Ridley
  3. Getting Started with Your Family History - Pompia Durril
  4. Librarians Track: Finding African American Resources on the Web

11:15am - 12:15pm

  1. Health Track: Thicker Than Blood: Family Health History - Dr. Anthereca E. Lane
  2. Students' Stories from the It Is Well With My Soul -- "Race, Family History, and Community" Course - Dr. Miles Edwards
  3. Newspaper Research - Roberta Ridley
  4. Librarians Track: A Plethora of Choices: African American Resources at the Indiana Historical Society - Wilma Moore

12:15pm - 2:15pm
Lunch & Brown Bag Panel Discussion: Q & A for Researchers

2:30pm - 3:30pm

  1. Health Track: Junk in My Trunk: Factors Impacting Abdominal Obesity in African American Women - Dr. Debra Miller
  2. Historical Research in African American Fraternal Organizational Data Collections and Publications - Joan & Lyman Lewis
  3. Out of the Box Research Strategies - Michael Robertson
  4. Librarians Track: Getting the Most from African American Heritage & AfriGeneas

3:45pm - 4:45pm

  1. Health Track: Killing Me Softly: Genetics and Diabetes/Stroke - Dr. Terrell Bond
  2. Black Sheep, Skeletons, Scandals, Oh My! Engaging Family in Genealogy Research - Dr. Ruby Cain, Angela R. Jenkins & Mack Jenkins
  3. Let My People Know: Finding Your Ancestors Through Church Historiography - Rev. Angela Shannon
  4. Librarians Track: Engaging African Americans in Genealogical Research - Dr. Sheldon Wrice

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Booksigning & Gospel Concert

9:00pm - Midnight
Extended Research Hours

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