George Frideric Handel said at the first London performance of his masterpiece Messiah that he didn’t just wish to entertain his audience, but that he wished “to make them better.” *(Burrows, 28) In the spirit of Handel’s aspirations, the faith communities from Hope United Methodist and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)…

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On September 12, 2015 – The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Black Genealogy Search Group, and FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world hosted an exclusive VIP event in Denver, CO announcing the digital release of 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records and the launch of a nationwide volunteer indexing effort. About 100 people…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2015 HISTORIC FREEDMEN’S BUREAU RECORDS RELEASED: Event launches volunteer indexing effort of 4 million freed slave records DENVER, CO — The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Black Genealogy Search Group, and FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world are partnering on an exclusive VIP event in Denver, CO on…

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