OnWednesday, May 19that 7:00 pm Sotterley continues its virtualCommon Ground programming with Kent Randell as he presentsMore than Ahnentafel Charts: A personal story of genealogy informing a career, interdisciplinary research, and social activism.Kent shares his inspiring personal journey of how genealogy shaped his life and career and promotes genealogy and familyresearch as a valid tool for historical research and storytelling.

???????Kent Randell is college archivist at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is also a tenured member of the library’s teaching faculty, recipient of theAldom-Plansoen distinguished professorship, and teaches anIntroduction to Archivescourse. His scholarly output includes a book chapter about ethnic archives, topics related to his Finnish and Saami heritage, articles ingenealogical journals, and the intersection of the archival record and 19th century free and enslaved persons of color in Southern Maryland.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Destination Southern Maryland (Southern Maryland Heritage Area) and the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.

This webinar is part of Sotterley’s 2021 Common Initiative.  There will be opportunities for Q & A during the webinar.  This is a FREE virtual webinar, but advance registration is required.   On-line registration is available on Sotterley’s website at www.sotterley.org

For more information go to www.sotterley.org or check out Historic Sotterley’s Facebook or Instagram page!


Historic Sotterley

Historic Sotterley, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the oldest museums of its kind in the United States, with a history dating back to the turn of the 18th century.

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