The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, clerk of the circuit court, and Eric Larson, historic records manager of the clerk of the circuit court historic records division will discuss the preparation, conservation and digitization of Loudoun County’s Free Black records for research.
Dr. Sheri Ann Huerta, from George Mason University will discuss a few case studies locating family history in the Loudoun County court records, information about enslaved lives, and what the documents tell us about the nature of freedom in a slave society. Dr. Huerta is the author of A Great Uneasiness In Our County: Slavery and Its Influence on Family and Community Stability in Northern Virginia, 1782-1860.
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This event is funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.