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Carver Museum to host genealogy event this weekend

Friday, August 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This Saturday, Aug. 22, the Carver Genealogy Center invites Austinites to attend a public training on the process of indexing historic records. Specifically, the event will highlight an effort by FamilySearch International to index about 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records released earlier this year. According to a press release about the event, “FamilySearch is working in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro‐American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the California African American Museum, to make these records available and accessible to the public. The Carver Genealogy Center is seeking volunteers to join this effort that will help African Americans gain access to their family history. After attending the training, all volunteer work is online and can be completed from home.” To RSVP for the training or for more information about the project, please call Cynthia Evans at 512-974-4380.

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