Announcing MAAGI! July 12-14

2814692(2015 MAAGI Students and Facilitators, Harris Stowe University, St. Louis, MO)

 For the past three years the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) has provided an amazing learning experience for genealogists and researchers. MAAGI is an institute and not a genealogy conference. MAAGI has grown and has taken its place as a trusted educational and training institute. As the fourth year emerges, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute is growing. It is open to all who have interest in African American genealogy research. You will increase your knowledge and skills that will help you with any genealogical research. For 2016, attendees will select a track in which they will immerse themselves in a core curriculum for three days with 12 different classes, guided by nationally recognized instructors. Visit the list of the 2016 faculty:


(2016 Rootstech, MAAGI Coordinator’s, Salt Lake City)

Check out the videos from a few of our past students:
MAAGI 2016 will begin on Tuesday July 12th and conclude on Thursday July 14th, so come and join the Midwest African American GeneaIogy Institute family for a memorable and content rich experience! Our goal is to provide education, through research with the right resources. Visit the webpage, select your track and register. (  2016 MAAGI will be held at the famous Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. 

Join us! Registration is open and the hotel rooms are filling up. Lodging information is on the website. If you have any questions, let us know. Visit MAAGI on Facebook: or follow the MAAGI Tweets: @MAAGIInstitute 
MAAGI, the Teaching Institute

We have great Sponsors, Supporters & Memberships:
       Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center
       Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Chapter of Central Virginia
       Evolution Consulting Group
       Research at the National Archives and Beyond
Associate Organization of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
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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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2 Responses to Announcing MAAGI! July 12-14

  1. When I grow up I want to be just like you! I truly am in awe of your energy and accomplishments!
    I hope next year to attend MAAGI!

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