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Upcoming Events

Be sure to check out these great upcoming events sponsored by the Maryland State Archives in the next thirty days. Want a sneak peek at our popular lunch and learn events scheduled for the rest of the year? View all upcoming Lunch and Learn Events



Lunch and Learn Goes to the Movies! Free Documentary Screening


Date and Time:

Wednesday September 26, 12:00pm

Location:

Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP at emily.squires@maryland.gov or 410-260-6443.

Attend a free documentary

The Maryland State Archives will offer a screening of the documentary film, "Bates, Center of Excellence: Memories of Bates Teachers." This documentary was created by the Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Foundation as part of its ongoing effort to promote legacy endeavors in the city of Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The documentary is based on the reflections and recounting of memories from interviews of 15 former teachers of Bates High School. It tells the story of Bates from the prospective of educators who had firsthand experiences in teaching at this secondary school prior to the integration of public schools in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in the mid-1960s. Wiley H. Bates, the only high school for African-Americans in the era of segregation, remains a source of honor and pride for generations of city and county residents.

Please join us! All are welcome! Feel free to bring both your lunch (or your popcorn) and any questions you may have!

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.



Lunch and Learn - Technology and Genealogy, A Perfect Match


Date and Time:

Wednesday October 3, 12:00pm

Speaker:

James Tanner of Genealogy's Star

Location:

Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP at emily.squires@maryland.gov or 410-260-6443.



Mr. Tanner will give you a brief understanding of the impact of technology on the time-honored practices of genealogy and family history. The rapid advances in computer and internet technology have had a huge impact on our everyday lives. Genealogists and family historians are faced with a far different world than existed just a few short years ago. The availability of digitized historically and genealogically important records has transformed the way genealogical research is done. But the changes are not limited to digital records, new technologies such as voice recognition software, optical character recognition, and the advances being made in handwriting recognition are revolutionizing document preservation and dissemination.

Huge online genealogical websites such as Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Findmypast.com, FamilySearch.org, and Geneanet.org are having a huge impact on the genealogical community. Not only do these websites provide billions of online records, they dramatically increase collaboration and interaction between genealogists around the world. Driven in great part by some of these online companies, advancements in DNA testing, along with its promotion as an aid to genealogical research is having a huge impact on the way people approach their family history. The concept of a global family tree is coming into focus, but with all of this change comes challenges.

Please join us! All are welcome! Feel free to bring both your lunch (or your popcorn) and any questions you may have!

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.



Free Lecture - Four Centuries of Maryland History Kick Off Event


Date and Time:

Saturday November 3, 2:00pm

Location:

Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP at emily.squires@maryland.gov or 410-260-6443.

Please join us for an exploration of the politics of 17th century Maryland and the move of the capital from St. Mary's City to Annapolis with esteemed guest speakers, Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse, Dr. Henry Miller and Mr. Burt Kummerow. This event will be free and open to the public.

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.

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