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Charles Town Researchers

We’re getting together again!

“What We Found When We Came Together.”  

Come Join Us:

10 AM – 3 PM,

Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Location: Fishermen’s Hall

 Located at the northeast corner of South West and Academy Streets in Charles Town, WV

Sponsors:

Friends of Happy Retreat, Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, Jefferson County Historical Society, and Jefferson County Museum

We are six women with roots in

Jefferson County, WV who embarked on separate journeys into the world of our ancestors, leading us to each other and bringing us a fresh understanding of the community in which they lived. By discovering the intertwining roots of our families, under walls of division and lost history, treasured new relationships have blossomed.

Please join us at Fishermans Hall on April 13th for a presentation of our individual and shared research. In each family story, there are brush strokes still needed to complete a full picture of our past. This will continue to enrich the vast scope of our shared history, difficult and inspiring, separate and together.

So bring your questions and bring a friend!

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

Our Panelists are:

Joyceann Gray

“Yes We Remember”- her family research in Honoring and keeping alive the memories of families that have paved the way for future generations. Also, how she connected with Monique and the Harewood plantation. Her books of family history.

Monique Crippen-Hopkins

Her research on her Charles Town ancestors, including the Thompson family, who were enslaved at Claymont. Her book on the Thompsons.

Sarah Brown

“Claymont’s Families: Research on the Enslaved Population of the Claymont (Court) Plantation.” Sarah is a descendant of Claymont’s slaveholders, the Bushrod Corbin Washington family.

Shelley Murphy

“Crossing the CountyLines.” A noted genealogist traces her family from Loudoun County VA to Jefferson County as freed people.

Dr. Marsha Smith

Marsha has been researching her family’s history for over 20 years. Her maternal line has extensive connections to Jefferson and Berkeley County, West Virginia dating back to when both were part of Virginia. In recent years, she has incorporated using autosomal DNA to extend her family tree and connect to new cousins.

Nikki Landerkin

Nikki is a life long resident of Martinsburg, WV. When she’s not researching, she busy teaching 7th and 8th grade English. Nikki has only been researching for a few years, but it has become a passion for her. Her goal is to become proficient at using DNA to pinpoint the location and names of her ancestors.

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