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Main Line Genealogy Club presents "Genealogy Methods - The Ganges Families History Project"

Presented by Friends of the Easttown Library at Easttown Library and Information Center, Berwyn PA

Feb 13 2020
Main Line Genealogy Club presents "Genealogy Methods - The Ganges Families History Project"

Michael Kearney will give us a quick history lesson about this historic group with the surname of Ganges from the Philadelphia area.

In July 1880, the USS Ganges, patrolling off the coast of Cuba, seized two American slaving vessels and sent them to Philadelphia as prizes. There, the enslaved Africans aboard were freed by the U. S. District Courts, given the surname Ganges and indentured out to masters and mistresses in the Philadelphia area. This incident poses a host of questions, both historical and genealogical. Join us to hear Michael Kearney’s presentation and answer some of those questions.


$5 donation requested at the door

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Genealogy Help Desk will be available before the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

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Easttown Library and Information Center

720 1st Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312

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