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‘One Slave, Many Owners’ topic of Tappahannock lecture

“One Slave, Many Owners” will be the topic of a lecture by Renate Yarborough Sanders during a meeting of the Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Route 17), Tappahannock.

The lecture, which is subtitled “Following the Path of My Formerly-Enslaved Ancestor—A Case Study,” was scheduled for December, but was postponed because of the weather.

Sanders, a recently retired educator, has been engaged in genealogy research for more than 20 years. She specializes in African-American research, primarily in North Carolina and Virginia, and is a member of numerous genealogical organizations. She is the author of two blogs, “Into the LIGHT,” which focuses on her own family history, and “Genea-Related,” a platform for presenting a variety of topics of genealogical interest. Sanders is also a panelist on the bi-weekly “BlackProGen LIVE!&...

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