Genealogist to speak at library
EASTON — The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland will present “Using Church, Cemetery Records and Other Sources to Trace our Shared Histories,” a talk by genealogist Elinor Thompson at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7.
Thompson is a genealogist, historian and author who has been preserving, archiving and documenting both black and white historical church and cemetery records for more than 30 years. She is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has traced her family to Kent and Queen Anne’s counties, as well as tracing one ancestral line to 1812 in Dorchester County.
Thompson will discuss how to preserve history through the use of church and cemetery records, the importance of tracing African-American history and how to document shared histories.
The event is open to the public, and will feature light refreshments, historical exhibits and door prizes. Reservations are required by May 4, and a donation of $10 is requested.
For more information, call Jean Kelly at 410-482-8072 or email Nathalie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.