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14th Annual Harlem Genealogical Conference

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We are pleased to announce the 14th annual Harlem Genealogical Conference will take place Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 360 Malcolm X Boulevard (128th Street) with a focus on DNA and Genetic Genealogy. The Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will host the event at its Harlem church building, which is free and open to the public. The conference will focus on using traditional family history research in tandem with DNA testing to tell the stories of our families. Keynote speakers are Bernice A. Bennett and Shannon Christmas.

The two hosting organizations share a long partnership with a multi-generational commitment to genealogy throughout the world. This conference provides individuals of African descent self-affirmed experiences, reflections, and discoveries, while those not of African descent will gain a deeper understanding of the African-ancestored experience. The conference’s missions are to expose new participants to the joy of genealogy and to further research the historical travels of people of the African diaspora.

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Slave Market on Wall Street

This past May I wrote a post about New York City finally acknowledging that Wall Street was once the site of a Slave Market from1711 to 1762. Below is what the city put up to share some of the history of the Slave Market on Wall Street.

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An Afternoon At Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn  in the Bronx, New York has a lot of notable people buried there, so I decided to not let this beautiful summer day go to waste and head to the cemetery. (My friends probably think I am crazy lol)

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NYC Acknowledges Slave Market

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 Photo via WNYC.ORG (Brad Horrigan/WNYC)

New York City has finally acknowledged that from 1711 to 1762, Wall Street was once the site of a slave market. On June 19th 2015 (Juneteenth) the city plans to place a 16-inch-by-24-inch metal marker one block from where the original market on the corner of Wall and Pearl Streets. For more information about the slave market visit http://maap.columbia.edu/place/22

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Genealogy, Genetics and African American History

Tonight May 6th at 6:30pm The 13th Annual Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture will feature Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who discussing  “Genealogy, Genetics and African American History” at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street. NY, NY

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I am looking forward to going to this event and hearing Mr. Gates point of view on the topics above. I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the event. 

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