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“The Diverse Origins of Families in Bertie County”
Friday, July 22, 2016 and Saturday, July 23, 2016
Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center
The purpose of the program is to discuss the diverse origins of families in Bertie County NC from the late 16th century to their current genealogical connections throughout America.
Friday, July 22, 2016
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND WINE
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“The Persistence of the Chowans in North Carolina”
Warren E. Milteer, Jr. presents his research on how local government classifications of the Chowan Indians in eastern North Carolina as “colored” resulted in the overlooking of their continued presence in the area and elsewhere. His work links the legacy of the Chowan Indians to the lives of their colored descendants. He will discuss how his research demonstrates that racial categories are unreliable markers of social cohesion and ancestral connections. Dr.Milteer received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He received the R. D.W. Conner Award for his article, “Life in a Dismal Swamp Community: Free People of Color in Pre-Civil War Gates County, North Carolina,” published April 2014 in the North Carolina Historical Review.
Conference Registration Fee:
Full Two-Day Genealogy Conference $60.00
Only Friday $35.00 (5:00 pm – 8:15 pm includes dinner)
Only Saturday $35.00 (9:30 am – 1:00 pm includes breakfast/brunch)
See attached Registration form >> 6th Annual Family & Genealogy Fair
Conference Hotel Information:
Group Discount Room Rates Per Night (tax not included) are $94.00 and $99.00.
Arrival Date: July 22th, 2016.
Departure Date: July 24th, 2016.
Rooms are held under the group name of “Historic Hope Foundation” and the group code is FHG.
All rooms are held tentatively under the group block until confirmed with a valid Credit Card.
Rooms need to be reserved by July 1st, 2016.
All reservations have to be made by calling the hotel directly at 252-809-1100 and providing them with the Group Name and/or Code.