October 29th, 2008

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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s 30th annual conference

Standing Tall on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors:
30th Annual Conference of Research and Discovery
Author’s Luncheon, Banquet, Genealogists, Historians, Tours, Sessions, Vendors

WHAT: The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s (AAHGS) 30th annual conference, Standing Tall on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors: 30th Annual Conference of Research and Discovery, celebrates the 31st anniversary of AAHGS. There will be over 30 sessions that focus on resources, research methods, and historical events that will assist researchers in the quest to search for their ancestors.

WHO: Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished College Professor, University of Maryland, will serve as the opening plenary speaker. Judge Rohulamin T. Quander, author of The Quander Quality: The True Story of a Black Trailblazing Diabetic, will serve as the banquet speaker.

WHY: Expert historians and genealogists will introduce the attendees to genealogical methods, resources, and techniques in researching and preserving family histories.

WHEN: Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 6, 8:45 am – Opening Plenary Session, Dr. Ira Berlin
Saturday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. – Banquet, Judge Rohulamin T. Quander; awards presentation; entertainment

WHERE: University of Maryland Marriott Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, Maryland 20783, Phone 1-800-453-0309 or 301-985-7300.

HOW: Conference registration available at http://www.aahgs.org or call Charles Howard, (202) 722-0418, cah_howard@msn.com

Annual Conference Co-Chair
Charles A. Howard, National Vice President for Genealogy

SPONSORS: Churches, genealogical societies, businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
CONTACT:
Jane Taylor Thomas, 301-661-8893 (cell)
301-292-1207(home)