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Saturday, May 21 through Saturday, May 21
Seeking Untold Stories: Researching African American Genealogy in Historic Records
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center, 30 Ingalls Rd, Fort Monroe, VA
Selma Stewart of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Winston Favor of the Mariners' Museum will be sharing how to conduct genealogical research and "find" African American stories. Additionally, we will be sharing resources from local museums, libraries, and archives to help guide interested researchers towards useful collections and documents.

Wednesday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 8
Extra! Extra! Read All About Your Virginia Ancestors in Newspapers with Diane L. Richard
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lecture Description: Newspapers provide such rich and often intimate details about our ancestors. Whether documenting death, conflict, hobbies, politics, travel, or more, they provide information often not found elsewhere. Recently, there has been an explosion of newspaper digitization projects that allow us to use our fingers to walk through our ancestors' lives while in our jammies. These projects range from free national ones to newspaper-focused platforms to crowdsourced-based to subscription databases, specific African American resources, and beyond. We'll also discuss several state-centric newspaper projects focusing on Virginia and its neighboring states. There are many options to pursue when exploring the lives of Virginia ancestors, both in state and as Virginians migrated elsewhere.
Diane L Richard, MEng & MBA, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM),, has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally. She regularly contributes to Internet Genealogy and has authored over 500 articles on genealogy topics. Since 2016 Diane has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) journal. In 2019 she published, Tracing Your Ancestors -- African American Research: A Practical Guide via Moorshead Publications.
As a speaker, she has delivered webinars and in-person talks about the availability and richness of under-utilized records [online and on-the-ground] documenting ancestors while providing genealogical research tips, techniques, tools, strategies, and much more. She appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode).
She is co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries,, started in 2018, offering guided North Carolina genealogical research programs providing participants targeted, focused research assistance leading to new family discoveries.
She is a board member of NC Historical Records Online (NCHRO),, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public access to high-quality images of original records and other related information applicable to researching North Carolina history and genealogy.

Saturday, June 25 through Saturday, June 25
African American Heritage Society of New Kent County "Black History Conference"
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
3215-H Rock Creek Villa Drive, Quinton, Virginia
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks, Camilla Tramuel, President, AAHS-NK
9:15 – 10:15 David and Goliath in New Kent: How Doc James Pappaw Used His Medical Knowledge To Win His Freedom From Slavery, Edwin and Kevin Gould
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 James Lafayette, New Kent’s Revolutionary War Hero, Lavonne Patterson Allen, Director, New Kent Family History Center
11:15 – 12:00 Rosenwald Schools in Charles City County, VA, Nancy Phaup, Coordinator, Richard M. Bowman Center For Local History, Charles City County, VA
12:00 – 1:00 L U N C H (INCLUDED)
1:00 – 2:00 PM Custis Square Archaeology Project; John Custis IV and His Slaves From New Kent, York County, & Eastern Shore, Crystal Castleberry
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 3:15 Colored School History In New Kent: 1866 - 1969, Camilla Lewis-Tramuel
3:15 – 4:15 Strategies and Sources For Finding Enslaved Ancestors in New Kent and Charles City Counties, Lavonne Patterson Allen, Director, New Kent Family History Center & Judy Ledbetter, Richard M. Bowman Center For Local History, Charles City, VA
Cost is $50. For more information, see attached conference flyer or email:
Lavonne Allen:
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Camilla Tramuel:

Friday, August 19 through Monday, August 29
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2022 Three Online Virtual Conferences
Join the Southern California Genealogical Society for their Jamboree 2022.
Three online conferences:
  • Solving Your DNA Problems on 19-20 August 2022
  • Preserving Your Family Tales on 26-27 August 2022
  • JamboFREE 2022 on 22-24 August 2022
To meet the speakers, explore the schedule, and register, please visit