Had another great day at the Annual Conference of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society today! This morning I did my 2nd presentation – one that discusses the potential of using WordPress for genealogy. If you know me, you know I love WordPress, so I was more than pleased to spend the time sharing it with attendees and answering many questions. I have uploaded my slides and my handout for your reference if interested.
After my presentation the family and I attended the lunch session and had the opportunity to hear Ms. Ashley Bouknight speak. She is the Assistant Curator at the Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, and gave a presentation about the former enslaved persons of the estate and what is known about them. Some very interesting information. I visited the Hermitage in January with the kids and learned a lot then. I still have some follow-up I want to do about one of the former enslaved in particular, so I’ll need to reach out to Ashley!
Lunch was a serving of crusted salmon, chicken, broccoli and sweet potatoes. Quite tasty.
The conference planning was done in large part by our Nashville AAHGS Chapter officers Chajuan and Pamela. They did a wonderful job and were acknowledged for their efforts by AAHGS President Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis. They definitely deserved it!
And, look who had her picture taken with Mrs. Carrie Gentry! Mrs. Gentry is celebrating a birthday tomorrow and Kaleya’s is Wednesday. Everyone sang happy birthday to Mrs. Gentry and Tamela asked everyone to also wish Kaleya a happy birthday – how kind!
I had such a great time overall. As my first genealogy conference I really enjoyed getting to meet everyone. Perhaps next year I will actually be able to go and attend sessions! Thanks everyone.