Finding Enslaved Laborers at UVA Descendants…

Sharing information about my new job. Join me in reading the articles and feel free to share. It will take a community to build this project. The President’s Commission on Slavery at the University (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) has designed a memorial to the enslaved laborers who helped to build the University. The memorial will be viewed by only the descendants in the Fall of 2019. A public opening will be in the Spring 2020.

We are looking for descendants of the enslaved workers. If you think you had ancestors who lived near or around the University of Virginia (Charlottesville area including the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, etc.) There might be a chance you will connect. Watch for names/surnames and other information on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Finding-the-Enslaved-Laborers-at-UVA-960038024340461/). If you have any questions, please post or contact us at enslavedlaborersuva@gmail.com

Here are some links to help you get familiar with the project:

https://slavery.virginia.edu

https://slavery.virginia.edu/memorial-for-enslaved-laborers/

http://juel.iath.virginia.edu

https://www.nbc29.com/story/40813690/genealogist-works-to-locate-descendants-of-enslaved-laborers-at-uva

https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/uva/uva-slavery-monument-takes-shape/article_d7a2fd95-9c88-51f8-be03-beb51784caab.html

About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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3 Responses to Finding Enslaved Laborers at UVA Descendants…

  1. nada62 says:

    Shelley,
    I’ve shared this in the Black Alumni Group on Facebook. I’m also going to work with my friend Jackie’s husband, who is a Martin from C’vlle, to see if they might descend from the Bell Ringer. I hope the descendants start to come rolling in!
    Renate

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