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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nabb Research Center Hosts African-American Family History Workshop Saturday, April 16

SALISBURY, MD---The basics of genealogy and the unique challenges of researching African-American family histories are explored during the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture’s family history workshop.

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The event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 (rescheduled from April 2), at the center, in the East Campus Complex of Salisbury University, 190 Wayne Ave.

Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Esq., leads the discussion using examples of source materials from the Nabb Research Center and from Dumpson’s own family history. The director of alumni affairs and planned giving at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she has has been researching her family history for much of her life. What began as a childhood fascination has grown into decades of work, taking her from the Eastern Shore to New England.

Her research of the Whitehaven area of Wicomico County, in particular, has helped more fully explain the African-American community of that region. Recent research has provided information about the links her family has with the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is limited to 35. For reservations call 410-543-6312. For more information visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at

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