Keynote Speech by Marvin T. Jones 2017 Black history month Genealogy Conference

Marvin T. Jones is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Black History Month Genealogy Conference (BHM) hosted by the State of Maryland and Washington DC chapters of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) and the African- American Special Interest Group, Washington DC Family History Center. The conference is scheduled for Saturday February 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Laurel Family History Center. The theme for the 2017 conference is “From the Archives to the Classroom with African-American Genealogy: The Crucial Role of Education in the History of African Americans.” Among the topics of Jones’ speech are Winton Librarian Katie M. Hart, Pleasant Plains School and C.S. Brown School.

This is a free conference where people can learn about advances in genealogy. After January 6, please register at

The AAHGS State of Maryland and Washington DC Chapters along with the African American Special Interest Group at the Washington DC Family History Center are able to provide opportunities for researchers to come together for education and training from family history research basics to breaking brick walls, as we embrace the role of education in the history of African Americans.

The Laurel Family History Center is at 7200 Contee Road, Laurel MD. Call 202.236.2030 for more information.

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