AAHGS News May-June Issue Out

The AAHGS NewsMay-June issue is out and if you are a member of AAHGS, you should be receiving yours shortly.  In this issue, we have some wonderful photographs and an article submitted by one of our members, Roland Stead, of AAHGS New England that document the monument to Prince Estabrook.  The monument was placed at Buckman Tavern in Lexington, Massachusetts in remembrance of his activities in the Revolutionary War.   

Also in this issue is a review of That’s My Family, a Canadian genealogy search engine first posted on Dick Eastman’s blog.  A subsection of this website, Under a Northern Star, includes valuable information on the African American community in Canada. 

Loretta Dabbs from the Central Florida Chapter of AAHGS submitted an article on a talk given by Dr. Rosalyn Howard entitled “Looking for Angola:  Negroes and Seminole Indians.” 

Columnist Marian Pierre-Louis has an article on Blogging Your Dreams contest winner Melissa Holloway who received $5,000 to preserve and revitalize Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania.  Eden Cemetery is home to many notable residents including Absalom Jones, co-founder of the African American Episcopal Church. 

Thanks to all of our contributors that help to make the AAHGS News an interesting and informative  publication. 

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