January Meeting: Sunday January 24, 2021

Our January  meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom beginning at 1:30.  A zoom link and information on how to join the meeting will be sent to members one week prior to the event. Non-members wishing to attend may send a request by January 20th to info@washtenawgenealogy.org. 
Program: "Researching Revolutionary America"  by Dr. John G. McCurdy 
Hear Professor McCurdy discuss his  book Quarters: The Accomodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution. Find out how debates over where to lodge British soldiers led to the American War for Independence. Learn techniques for researching 18th Century sources and how to locate Revolutionary-era archival documents. 
Class: "Black Loyalists in the Revolutionary War" by Cheryl Garnett 3:15pm
Black Loyalists were soldiers of African descent fighting with the Red Coats against the colonists in the Revolutionary War. Learn why they joined with the British and where they went after the war.
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