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Changed to a Virtual Conference: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
 
July 16 – July 29, 2020
 
natonne kemp



The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS), the premier organization which commemorates the historic contributions of Americans of African descent from 1619 to present-day, changed the format of its national annual conference from in-person to virtual. We changed the format “due to the public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support the health and well-being of our supporters, members, and their families,” explained AAHGS press officer Toni Byrd-Vann. The conference dates remain the same, Wednesday to Saturday, October 14 -17, 2020.

AAHGS helps to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community. Through its many chapters, the organization promotes scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.

One advantage of the virtual conference is that AAHGS  can more easily reach the global community during a time when a number of organizations, societies, and movements are innovating to help raise the consciousness of the people. “We are looking forward to this conference to emerge and educate people with another level of understanding by addressing the false narrative on our history,” added Byrd-Vann.

More than 50 sessions will presents lectures on subjects targeted to the beginner, the advanced, the hobbyist, and the professional genealogical researcher.  Here are sample of topics covered by AAHGS during the 2019 conference:

More than 50 sessions will present lectures on subjects targeted to the beginner, the advanced, the hobbyist, and the professional genealogical researcher.
Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society on Overcoming 1890 Census Hurdle
with Natonne Kemp

When Should You Use DNA Testing to Confirm Family History
with LaBrenda Garret-Nelson

To attend the virtual annual conference, register now.

 
 
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