Mid-Atlantic African American Genealogy Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ (April 2008)

This spring, nationally renowned specialists will join community members to discuss the genealogical resources and techniques available to members of the African American community who want to research their ancestors.

Sponsored by the African American Genealogy Group, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Chick-fil-A, National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic Region, Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mid-Atlantic African American Genealogy Conference (MAAAGC) will be held April 19, 2008, Cherry Hill Family History Center, located at 252 Evesham Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

Conference presenters include:

Dr. Rick Kittles, Scientific Director of African Ancestry Inc, and featured geneticist in the popular PBS specials “African American Lives” and “Finding Oprah’s Roots.” Dr. Kittles specializes in tracing ancestry using DNA testing and will be the keynote speaker.

Reginald Washington, African American Genealogy Specialist at the National Archives

Khadijah Matin, National President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Attendees will be able to attend more than 20 hour-long training sessions for beginning and intermediate researchers, including topics, such as: Military and Slavery Records, Native American Ancestry, Internet and Technology Tools, Repositories, Research Tips and Techniques, Family Involvement, and more. Those who register in advance may also discuss questions or problems specific to their research and receive individual help during a special “brick wall” session (geared specifically for researchers who have hit a “brick wall” in their endeavors to research ancestors).

Community members and organizations from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to the conference, and to access the expertise of some of the best and most experienced African American genealogical researchers to delve deeper into their own family legacies.

For more information on the conference or to pre-register yourself or your group/organization, please visit the conference web site at: www.maaagc.com.

12 thoughts on “Mid-Atlantic African American Genealogy Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ (April 2008)”

  1. I am lookinng for Carolyn QWilliams of The United States Colored Troops memorial Committe. She was a member of the Philadelphia AAGHs and was reared in Cherry Hill New Jersey. Her home burned down. She published a book and might just be in New Zealand. If she wants to be sure about me asker about her sister?
    Did you know Mrs Idawease Griswold. She endowed aa chir at Rust University and was a mmber of AAGS I used o donate.

  2. Looking for george w matthews marriage certificate, his dob: was about 1820 – 1840..he was married to a francis taylor, they had a daughter name sarah (sina) matthews. He died in Louisana, resided in Homa / Gigson Louisana. I am not sure where he was born. Sara married a Hinnacart Ruffin in gibson/homa louisana – Francis and George (white) were parents of Sarah Matthews..Hinnacart Ruffin (afro american)

  3. Hinnacart and Sina are listed in the 1880 Terrebonne Parish Census. The kids I can remember were Arthur, Alex( Alick,), Riley, (Rolly, Raleigh) Sophy,Harriett, Nathan, Lila, Willy,.

    Hinnacart was 40 and Sina was 30.

  4. US Census 1900 List a Nathan Ruffin & Julia Gates Ruffin in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. There are follow ups in 1920 & 1930 with several children listed.

  5. hinnacart and sina, great,great grandfather, nathan, was my great grand father, earl was my grandfather,what i would like to know is does anyone have my grandfather picture.

  6. South LA Records by Hebert
    vol. 5 p. 267
    Mathews, George m. 19 Jan 1872 Elie Tailor (Houma Ct Hse Mar v. 10, #231
    Houma, LA Court House Marriage Vol 10 license # 231

  7. Tobias Gibson was not a slave but a slave owner,
    Check Gibson family documents and info at Tulane University’s Tilton Library
    also check records at Chapel Hill Univ in N C.

    You will have to go to the libraries to look at the records, there should be a list of the holdings online.

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