AAHGS National President, Charles Howard, spends a friendly moment
with Ingrid Doweary at the AfriGeneas Table
The annual conference for the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) has begun at the Marriott Conference Center & Inn, at the University of Maryland, in Adelphi Maryland. Researchers from around the country have come together to share ideas, meet old and new friends, and learn.
I had the honor to represent AfriGeneas.com, the online resource for African Ancestored genealogists. Meeting individuals who were familiar with AfriGeneas was a pleasure.
The author's luncheon hosted three authors, who shared stories of the inspiration of their book. I was delighted to see Tracye McQuirter, whom I have known for several years among the authors presenting.
Meeting author Tracye McQuirter
I did get a chance to sit in on a session, in the afternoon. Selma Stewart, president of the Hampton Roads AAHGS spoke about an interesting indexing project that her chapter work undertook, with vital records from Newport News, VA.
Selma Stewart explains her chapter's indexing project.
I look forward to a second full day. In addition, I will be presenting a session in the afternoon, on methods of researching "Blended Families---African & Native American Ancestors."