Dr. Deborah Abbott to speak at Westlake Porter Public Library

Genealogical researcher Dr. Deborah Abbott will speak at Porter Library on Sept. 18.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) will host nationally recognized speaker and OGS Cleveland District Trustee, Deborah Abbott. Dr. Abbott, past president of the African-American Genealogical Society of Cleveland and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College of Cleveland, obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Tuskegee University in Birmingham, Ala., and a Ph.D. degree from Kent State University.  

While she resides in Cleveland, Dr. Abbott is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She lectures throughout northeast Ohio and surrounding states, most recently at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, Ohio. 

Dr. Abbott specializes in African American genealogy, but is also known for her skills in teaching genealogical research methodology. “Using Newspapers: An Overlooked Source and How the Internet Can Make Newspaper Research Easier” will be Dr. Abbott’s presentation at 7 p.m. in the Porter Room at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Social time, with refreshments, is from 6:30-7 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend, at no cost. For more information, visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcwogs or email cuyahogawest@gmail.com.

Jayne Broestl

Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society that meets at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 5, Issue 18, Posted 10:34 AM, 09.04.2013