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Lunch and Learn: The Naylors of Woodborough

Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019. 12:00pm


Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives


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Join Mr. Robinson and Ms. Naylor for their presentation on The Naylors of Woodborough, or how we turned a pile of research papers into a book. Part history, part genealogy, part narrative, The Naylors of Woodborough, is the culminating work of five researchers who collaborated to publish this Maryland family’s 350-year history using local resources. While it is a local story, the authors have taken pains to place the family in the broader context of American history. What began as a simple exercise in information gathering and sharing grew into a 304-page book, which now serves as the primary published resource for Naylor research in America. Franklin Robinson, Jr. and Debra Naylor (two of the five authors) will talk about their research, collaboration, and the process of turning a pile of papers into a book. The Naylors of Woodborough, by Joseph Y. Rowe, Debra Naylor, Ruth Naylor, Brenda Ramsey and Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. was awarded the Sumner A. Parker Prize and the St. George’s Day Award and will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to this free program!

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