Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SA019 Putting America to Work: Records of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Level: All.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SA042 Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America
An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America against their own will; some as indentured servants. It is frequently assumed that the only enslaved Americans were those brought on the slave ships from Africa. This lecture will examine the many different forms of slavery and indentureship in early America. Level: Int., Adv.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
SU009 The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory
The northeastern lands of Ohio are aptly named “The Firelands”, and “The Western Reserve”. How did they come to be called that? And, what connection to they have to the northeastern states? “Ohio fever” brought a lot of settlers to the state following the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. A section of Ohio named “The Western Reserve” will be of particular interest to those having ties to Connecticut. Level: All.
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