Saturday, October 9, 2010

Images from the AAHGS Conference 2010

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, 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.

Author's Luncheon

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."


sjtaliaferro said...


Thanks for sharing these images from the AAHGS Conference. I couldn't make it this year so it's nice to get an inside view of some of the events. Great job!

Tracye McQuirter said...

Hi, Angela. It was wonderful seeing you, too! Thanks so much for posting this. Our picture came out great! :-) I've just browsed your blog and enjoyed reading your post about the baseball game with your dad. Glad you're still following your passion! Much love-Tracye

Angela Y. Walton-Raji said...


You are more than welcome! Hope that we meet in the future.


Angela Y. Walton-Raji said...


It was wonderful seeing you yesterday and I am so impressed with the leadership you have taken in the vegetarian/vegan community! How inspiring you are!! Your book is wonderful, and the recipes as well as menus are actually what people need more than ever! Hope you intend to publish a full cook book soon!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I am following my passion.

Give my love to Marya and her beautiful daughter!

Warmest regards,