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Nadia Orton
Works at Historian/Genealogist
Attended Duke University
Lives in Chesapeake, VA
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Professional Genealogist, Historian
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  • Historian/Genealogist
    2010 - present
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Chesapeake, VA
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Introduction
Professional genealogist and family historian.  Currently writing the application for the nomination of the historic Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex in Portsmouth, VA, to the National Register of Historic Places.  Also, I have been researching the African-American and slave burial grounds and cemeteries in the Tidewater region of Virginia for the past three years.  For more information on the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex and other historic cemeteries in Portsmouth,  see The African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth Virginia , and on Facebook, (AAHCPVA)
Websites:  The African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth Virginia
The African American Cemeteries of Tidewater, Virginia


Bragging rights
Personally collected over 7,300 names (with family histories) of persons interred in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Complex, est.1879, Portsmouth Virginia from extant death records, registers, and certificates. This was completed as part of the restoration effort for this historic site.
Education
  • Duke University
    Political Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Duke University
    African/African American Studies, 1993 - 1998
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