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Tuskegee Airmen from New Jersey

As the township historian in Bernards Township, New Jersey I just released a blog post about a New Jersey Tuskegee Airmen Flight Instructor.

I'm interested in locating ALL of the Tuskegee Airmen (Pilots, Instructors, Medical personell or anyone who supported the effort from New Jersey). Has there been such an effort for the New Jersey group?

Our story was a lost one but an absolute historic gem. A true history lesson in race, honor, and Americanism right here in Basking Ridge.

Correction: August 13 Mt. Tabor Historical Society Presentation

Apologies for a correction to the announcement of Dr. Avery-Quinn's (virtual) presentation on camp meeting towns scheduled for August 13, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The correct link to the Mount Tabor Historical Society website is www.MountTaborNJ.org

The direct link to register for the free event is: 

August 13: Mt Tabor Historical Society Presentation (virtual) on Camp Meeting Towns

The Mount Tabor Historical Society invites you to a free online presentation, Thursday, August 13, 2020 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Samuel Avery-Quinn, author and Senior Lecturer at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, will give a virtual presentation titled "A History of Methodist Camp Meeting Towns and Lessons for Sustaining Vibrant Communities Today."

REGISTER for the free presentation on Eventbrite via www.mounttabor.org or the Mount Tabor Historical Society's Facebook page.

NPL@Home: African American Newspapers

 

Join the Newark Public Library on Monday, August 10 for a tour of NPL's digital archive, focusing on historic African American newspapers.

The tour will be led by Thomas Ankner, Director of the Library's Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center.

Monday, August 10, 2020
1:00 pm
Via Zoom

For more information: https://npl.org/nplhome-african-american-newspapers/

 

 

 

Intro to New Jersey Genealogy (Zoom)

Interested in tracing your New Jersey Family History?  Not sure where to start?  On Wednesday, August 5 @ 7 PM  Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library, will review on Zoom genealogy basics and strategies for collecting information before visiting a repository.  We will also discuss great resources to discover your ancestors at the New Jersey State Library and other repositories.

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