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Magnifying GlassSaturday, June 25, 2005
HOW TO FIND THE UNDERGROUND
RAILROAD IN YOUR COMMUNITY
UGRR Research Tools & Techniques

A One-Day Conference held at Keystone College

GENERAL INFO

Researchers, historians, educators, students and the general public are all invited to take part in this informative and enjoyable day. Three notable presenters will speak on both the broad topic of Underground Railroad research techniques, tools and tips. The program will also discuss the particulars of this region's emerging Underground Railroad stories.

Attendees will be well cared for with refreshments, a hearty lunch, and even a special presentation. "Under the Abington Moon," a wonderful historical music theatre production, will be presented at Waverly's Hickory Grove Cemetery. This cemetery is the site of a state historic marker for the town's prominence in regional UGRR activities. The Lackawanna Historical Society brings us this special event.

The one-day conference is a public program of the local history project, "The Place I Call Home: Northeastern Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad History."

REGISTRATION

Registration due: June 20, 2005
Register by phone:
toll free 877-772-6084

Register by mail:
send check or money order payable to

Center for Anti-Slavery Studies
Conference Registration
75 Church Street Montrose PA 18801

CONFERENCE FLYER & REGISTRATION SHEET
DIRECTIONS TO KEYSTONE

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Karen James McGowan


Karen James, Manager UGRR Initiative
PA Historical & Museum Commission

Tips, Tools and Techniques for the Underground Railroad Researcher

Learn specific techniques for researching UGRR history in your town or community. Karen answers such common questions as: Where do I start? What exactly is an UGRR related activity? What tools can I use to find out what role my family or county played? She will detail both the broader UGRR as well as region specific information. Both the seasoned researcher and the aspiring historian will benefit from Karen's experience, common sense, & good humor.


James McGowan, Editor
The Harriet Tubman Journal

William Still's Work Made Accessible:
World Premiere Still Database Demo

For more than 132 years, William Still's book, The Underground Railroad, was considered the most valuable source of information about runaway slaves. Because of its narrative style, however, it was not very user-friendly for yielding hard data... until now. Jim unveils his Database, derived from still's book and attendees will be treated to the world premiere of this stunning new UGRR research tool.

Special thanks to our host and educational partner for their consistent support and gracious hospitality in providing a venue for this important gathering: Keystone College, La Plume


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