Save the Date-36th AAHGS Conference, Richmond, Virginia

36th Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society National Genealogy Conference. The theme is:

“Where African-American Roots Run Deep: Family History and the             National Narrative”

October 15-18, 2015

Richmond Marriott Hotel

500 East Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia

The 36th national AAHGS conference will celebrate Virginia’s unique place in African-American family history while recognizing that the year 2015 also marks the anniversaries of various national events in the history of the Civil War, Emancipation, and the Civil Rights Movement. The conference will explore Virginia family history, local and national episodes in the American history narrative, and connections between Virginia and the rest of the nation.

Enjoy more than thirty conference sessions and take advantage of the many opportunities to do family research in the Richmond region. Conference registration materials will be available soon. Stay tune!  For further information, email or

About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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6 Responses to Save the Date-36th AAHGS Conference, Richmond, Virginia

  1. connie Tensley says:

    I would like to know it society will be having a conference this year…..

  2. Connie AKA Deannie says:

    Ok, Thank you ….I will see you in Ft Wayne (MAAGI)

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