Turns out AfricanAmericanAncestors.org is part of a joint initiative to bridge the gap between New England’s rich regional history and the stories of African-American families rooted there. Besides NEHGS, partners include Boston’s Museum of African American History (MAAH) and the New England Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS-NE).
The site’s launch celebration was attended by nearly 100 people, including Black Roots author Tony Burroughs, MAAH director Beverly Morgan-Welch, AAHGS-NE president Leona Martin, and Association of Professional Genealogists vice president Kenyatta Berry.
In the coming months, the three organizations will plan new programs, education opportunities, and other special events to highlight each group’s areas of expertise while providing researchers of African-American family history with access to content, tools and resources.
Related resources from Family Tree Magazine:
- African-American Research Toolkit (containing both free and Plus articles)
- African-American Research Guide digital download (available from Family Tree Shop)