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RI College Genealogy Presentation Today is Postponed


Jim LopesRI College Genealogy Presentation Today is Postponed

Due to a power outage on campus my genealogy presentation at Rhode Island College today is postponed to a date to be determined. Sorry for the inconvenience. -Jim Lopes via Facebook 

From Cape Verde to America: Finding Your Roots

Rhode Island College is hosting a Capeverdean Genealogy presentation on October 9, 2013.
A Capeverdean Genealogy presentation, by James J. Lopes, will be held at RI College On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 4-5:30 PM.
For several years James J. Lopes, Esq. has researched Cape Verdean genealogy, starting with his own family tree, which has evolved into a database of over 50,000 people.  Knowledgeable of the resources available in the U.S. and Cape Verde, he will discuss getting started in genealogy, documenting family history, using photos and DNA information, tracing whaling roots, and more.

jimLopes_image002A frequent presenter on this topic, Attorney Lopes formerly served as Vice President, Education and Programming, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, where he organized its first genealogical conference as well as planned its permanent Cape Verdean exhibit.

In this presentation Lopes will go back to basics, review immigration and whaling records and marriage, birth and death records from Cape Verde.

The event will take place at Fortes Room (#409) James P Adams Library Rhode Island College,  600 Mt Pleasant Ave.  Providence, Rhode Island and is Sponsored by the James P. Adams Library with Support from the Committee on College Lectures. For further information contact Marlene Lopes at mlopes@ric.edu or 401-456-9653

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