Feb 21, 2022

Staten Islanders Transcribe Local Records During Black History Month

From an article by Annalise Knudson published in the Staten Island Live web site:

The Staten Island Museum partnered with the Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Frederick Douglass Memorial Park to transcribe newly digitized family history records to make them more easily searchable and accessible for families and historical research.

“We are honored to partner with such important organizations dedicated to Black history on Staten Island,” said Janice Monger, Staten Island Museum president and CEO. “The variety of programming this month enables participants to look forward at the future and back in reflection and tribute. Through programs across art, science, and history, participants are able to connect with rich local history and the cultural legacies of past and present.”

It is part of a larger collaboration between the museum and its partners called the Access, Collaboration, and Equity in Genealogy Initiative (ACEGen).

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