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  • Writer's pictureDean Henry

AAHGS 2022 Virtual Conference

This year's Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Conference theme is "Bridging the American Colonial Divide: Resurrecting the Memory and Space of Black Patriots and History Makers". The conference is completely virtual again this year, which means that you can safely participate from anywhere in the world. The conference runs from October 12-15, with a number of sessions, most of which will be recorded, and available to participants to view later through the end of the year.

This year, I am delivering two presentations: James Due: Black Patriot which will relate how my family recovered lost family history about an ancestor who fought for 5 years in the Revolutionary War! Armed with this information, cousin Stephani Miller joined the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2019, and cousin Gerald Scott and I joined the Sons of the American Revolution in 2020. My second presentation will be on "Recording Enslavers in Family Tree Files". This presentation will provide a recommendation on how to document prospective or confirmed enslavers of your ancestors in a more standard format in family tree files on or through computer genealogy software, which should facilitate the sharing of this information with other researchers who are descendants of your enslaved ancestors, and maybe descendants of your ancestor's enslaver!

AAHGS just announced that the early bird registration date has been extended to 9/22/22. Register today to save!

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