Black History Month Genealogy Conferance

February 4, 2017

The program was sponsored by all the AAHGS chapters in the Maryland area and Washington DC, and the Washington DC Family History Center.  Marvin T. Jones, Executive Director of the Chowan Discovery Group, was the keynote speaker.


Title Presenter
Education Today and Yesterday and the Challenges to Inspire Young People to Learn Christine Easterling
Genealogy for Beginners Noreen Goodson
How to Use the Freedmen’s Bureau Records Angela Walton-Raji
Intro to DNA and Genealogy Bernice Alexander Bennett
Panel Discussion the Role of the African American Church in Education Chiquita Sorrels (moderator)
Slave Genealogy Research – Conducting Slave Era Research Aaron Dorsey
Using Autosomal DNA Analysis to Grow the African American Family Tree Shannon Christmas
Using Genealogy as a way to teach students about African American History J. Shango


  • Library of Congress – African American Veterans History Project
  • Historically Black Colleges and/or Universities (HBCUs)
  • Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)
  • Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

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