33rd AAHGS Conference
Hosted by AAHGS – North Carolina Chapter


“Our African & Southern Heritage”

4 -7 October 2012
Embassy Suites Airport Hotel
Greensboro, North Carolina

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will hold its 33rd National Genealogy Conference October 4-7, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel, 204 Centerport Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina.  Participants will have an opportunity to attend a series of workshops and programs in celebration of more than a quarter century of service to the community. Each year family historians and genealogists from California to Florida gather to seek answers to discovering their family roots. The theme, “Our African & Southern Heritage”, endeavors to bring together persons from diverse backgrounds, distant geographic areas, and similar interests to continue this tradition.

Conferees will have the opportunity to meet authors and guests, exchange information and ideas, and network with attendees from around the country. The conference will consist of broad choices of workshops and facilitators with over 30 sessions, focusing on resources, research methods, historic events, and our ancestors who have paved the way. Experienced historians and genealogists will lecture on subjects targeted to the beginner, the advanced, the hobbyist, or the professional researcher. Attendees may shop with vendors and exhibitors, showcasing an assortment of genealogical software, resource books, apparel, and ethnic collectibles.

AAHGS is a non-profit, 501(C)(3) membership organization committed to the preservation of history, genealogy, and the culture of diverse groups of people from local, national, and international communities. The Society stresses the importance of history and genealogy by encouraging active participation in recording research and documenting personal family