We’ve just received a press advisory from FamilySearch related to a “historic announcement regarding historical records of African-American families.” The announcement will take place live and can be viewed online on Friday 19 June 2015, the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, an important holiday in African-American history.
Here are the details:
On Friday, June 19th Elder D. Todd Christofferson, leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will make an historic announcement regarding the release of Civil War-era free slave records at a press event in Los Angeles.
FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society and the California African American Museum, are working together to make these records available and accessible on-line for those interested in their ancestry.
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