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History Made Personal

Carrie Diggs was born in October 1864 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was my great-great-grandmother, and she started life a year after the great siege and battle of the Civil War. When your family lived it, you'll want to learn about it. Using known or just discovered ancestors, participants will learn how to find meaningful details about the events, people, and places encountered by their family members.

Workshop Time and Date: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST; Saturday, July 25
Workshop Lead: Shelley Harper ’87

Meet Shelley Harper ’87

I am a sociology major from the class of 1985, as well as a research librarian and an avid family history explorer. I want to know what life was like for the people that came before me. I use my research and social sciences background to find details about people and places from my family tree.

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Saturday July 25
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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