The appendix gives nearly 500 full names of those who migrated from the area in 1867 and 1868. This list could help clarify what happened to someone’s lost relatives. There are some illustrations of houses built in Liberia.
It’s a fascinating story and is well worth reading. Published by NewSouth Books, it is for sale for $15.95 plus $4 shipping from the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, P.O. Box 33, Eufaula, AL 36072-0033 or www.hcc-al-ga.org.
‘Gone With the Wind’
The Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn lecture for Nov. 8 at the Archives in Morrow will feature Peter Bonner of Historical and Hysterical Tours speaking on “’Gone With the Wind’ and the Battle of Jonesboro.”
It’s at noon and is free; bring your own lunch. For further information, check www.georgiaarchives.org or see www.peterbonner.com to get a peek at what is available on a tour.
Family oral traditions
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and StoryCorps, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will present a program on African-American family oral traditions at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the library, 101 Auburn Ave., Atlanta.
StoryCorps, which has its local headquarters at the Atlanta History Center, will be doing on-site recordings at this event.
For more on the organization, see www.storycorps.org. For directions and library parking information, see www.afpls.org/aarl. While there, take note of their many other programs and collections.