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African American Genealogy – Methods and Strategies

May 4 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson will be presenting via webinar in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson


Genealogy standards have universal application; however, there are strategies that are particularly useful for researching African American ancestors with roots in the antebellum period who present unique challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of “best practices” for achieving credible results, by providing a conceptual foundation for tackling genealogical issues in any of the historical slave states.


Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):

10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)

10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news

10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa

10:50 – 10:55 – Break 

10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news 

11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker

Our Speaker

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL(SM), FASG

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, FASG, earned a BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and both a Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from New York University. She was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2016 and served as BCG President …

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