Mid morning we were treated to another presentation by Dr. Deborah Abbott who illustrated that one can use land records to conduct genealogical research. With a case study on the family of David Langford, we were shown how land records brought out the history of the Langford family. The details into which she went were amazing, and the story of the Langfords, were thorough. It was an enlightening lesson for all about the value of using land records from many sources.
The final wrap up session consisted of presentations of the Brick Wall challenges that we received on Monday morning. Four final solutions were presented to the class at the end and remaining brick wall solutions are being emailed to the persons submitting the brick wall problems.
Finally----the moment we all dreaded had come---the session was ending. The week had consisted of new friendships being formed, and new insights into research having been gleaned. Frazine Taylor, the coordinator of the African American track, distributed certificates to the participants, and promises were made by everyone, to stay connected with the many new friends and friendships that had been formed.
While walking to lunch a final time, I took a final look at the beautiful campus and have a few images here to share. What a beautiful place to grow and to learn!
I can only say, that this is not the only time I shall attend Samford. I now understand how and why so many people were here for the third or fourth time.
Was it worth it----a very strong YES!!!!!!!