This webinar is part of Sotterley’s Common Ground Initiative: 
Transcending Barriers Toward Healing

More than Ahnentafel Charts: A personal story of genealogy informing a career, interdisciplinary research, and social activism

About the Webinar

Kent shares his inspiring personal journey of how Genealogy shaped his life and career and promotes genealogy as a valid tool for historical research and storytelling.  

​​​​​​​Kent Randell is college archivist of St. Mary's College of Maryland. He is also a tenured member of the library's teaching faculty, recipient of the Aldom-Plansoen distinguished professorship, and teaches an Introduction to Archives course. His scholarly output includes a book chapter about ethnic archives, topics related to his Finnish and Saami heritage, articles in genealogical 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.

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