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Sat., Feb. 10: “Pullman Porters and Maids” with Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. (via Zoom)

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D.

Sat., February 10, 2024 at 10 a.m. Central Time: “Pullman Porters and Maids” with Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. 

The Pullman Company was one of the leading employers of African Americans, primarily male Porters, who worked on the railroad in the late 19th and early 20th century. This presentation will look briefly at the growth of the railroad, the Pullman Company building rail cars and the decision to hire mostly African Americans to staff the rented sleeping cars. What was the job like and what were lives like for the Porters and Maids? How do we find records of ancestors who were Pullman Porters or Maids?

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. is a genealogical researcher, author and lecturer, with over thirty years of experience. Dr. Lovelace is a frequent speaker at national and regional genealogy conferences on health and genetics, ethnic minority genealogy, and research methodology. She authored the National Genealogical Society’s continuing education course African American Roots: A Historical Perspective and is an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute (MAAGI). She has served as a national board member of Association of Professional Genealogists (2019-2020) and her local society’s board. She belongs to the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and several local societies.

Dr. Lovelace will deliver her presentation via Zoom from her home state of Washington. We will gather at the SSGHS Library to view this presentation via Zoom.
Her handout is at http://bit.ly/3SPRC80

Those wishing to view the presentation from home must register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOGoqTsjGtEddQdkewutNSCtavdzZLtp, after which you will receive the Zoom link.  This program will not be recorded.

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February 10
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MEMBERSHIP MEETING PROGRAMS

Date: 2nd Saturday of each month*
Time: 10AM**
Location:
Library, 3000 W. 170th Place  Hazel Crest, IL. 60429**
Cost: FREE to anyone.

*There are no meetings in December or January.
**unless otherwise noted