Save the date for our virtual conference!
For our May 2023 Chapter Zoom meeting, author and genealogist Margo Lee Williams will be presenting “Not Just Out West: Black Homesteading in the South” on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1:00 pm EST. If you would like to attend, please register in advance HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining this meeting.
“What Did the DNA Say Over a Decade Later,” a Zoom presentation by author, blogger, and genealogist Melvin Collier, for National DNA Day, sponsored by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, National Chapter, April 25, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
In 2011, Melvin Collier published “150 Years Later: Broken Ties Mended,” which captures the story of his great-grandfather, William “Bill” Reed, and how extensive genealogy research and oral history uncovered a lot about his South Carolina roots. Reed migrated to northern Mississippi shortly after Emancipation. Shortly after the book, DNA testing hit the scene and was truly an eye-opener. Collier will present how DNA and continued genealogy research confirmed, clarified, and even uncovered some great surprises to add to his great-grandfather’s story. The audience will learn some effective tips on utilizing DNA testing with their genealogy research.
Active AAHGS members can register in advance HERE. Registration in advance is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining this meeting.
We are welcoming Marcus “Sankofa” Nicks, who will lecture on “Triumph Over Opposition: the Historic Resilience of African Americans in Howard County.” See flyer below. It will be held March 14, 2023 via Zoom at 1 pm EST. If you would like to attend, send an e-mail to CentralMD@aahgs.org to receive the Zoom link.
The next chapter meeting will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1 pm EST. The speaker will be genealogist, Jerome Spears, who will present “Voyage to the Bottom of the D.N.A.” See flyer below. If you would like to attend, send an e-mail to CentralMD@aahgs.org to receive the Zoom link.
The next chapter meeting will be held Saturday, January 23, 2023 at 1 pm EST. The speaker will be genealogist and lecturer, Dr. Deborah Abbott, who will present “You only have a death announcement. Now What?” If you would like to attend, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
Registration is open for our virtual Black History Month 2023 Genealogy Conference to be held Saturday, February 11, 2023. We have an exciting and dynamic program planned. Go here to REGISTER: http://www.wdcfhc.org/AAHGS-Conf/. Please see flyer below and the link for more information.