Events & Conferences

Upcoming Workshops & Conferences




May 4-7, 2016

NGS 2016 Family History Conference
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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May 7, 2016

Washington, DC Family History Center Conference
Washington, DC

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May 14, 2016

Underground Museum at Belmont Mansion tour sponsored by ASALH – 12 NOON – cost $7.

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May 18, 2016 (Wednesday)

Valley Forge FHC – “A Beautiful Way to Share Family Stories” by Fan and April Clive. Learn about software that can help you create beautiful keepsake books about your family – 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at 721 Paxon Drive in Broomall, PA.

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Saturday, May 21

“Our” FHC is holding an Freedmen’s Bureau Index-A-Thon at the 3913 Chestnut Street site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Bring your laptop, tablet, etc. and learn how to do this (and then continue the work at home). Goal is to complete indexing before the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in September 2016

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Saturday,  June 11, 2016

ASALH-Philadelphia Heritage invites you to join US at Noon – Put on your walking shoes for an 1 mile “Trip Down 6th Street: Highway to Freedom” @$10 (Becton Tours)

No child turned away for lack of funds-Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Juneteenth Freedom Seminar: 5:30 pm Special President’s Reception; 6:00 pm Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Vanessa Holden, Michigan State University:  Slave Women, Rebellion and Survival during Nat Turner’s Uprising, at the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

To learn more and register on line visit: The Library Company of Philadelphia Junteenth Freedom Seminar


September 1-3, 2016

International Black Genealogy Summit
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

Register early for the conference – $130.00 until June 30th (after June 30th the fee is higher); reserve your room at the hotel ASAP, Crystal Gateway Marriott (room rate- $112 plus tax per night) Book your room no  later than August 4, 2016. (800-228-9290 or 703-920-3230) Request the IBGS rate. After August 4th the rate is higher.

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October 13-16, 2016

37th AAHGS National Conference
Atlanta, GA

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Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY
Exhibit runs from January 2014 to 2018


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Cherry Hill FHC:

Valley Forge FHC:

And, First Friday Genealogy Group – meets every “first Friday” of the month from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, located at 18 South 7th Street in Philadelphia. Contact Deborah Ross, AAGG member, at (215) 879-4410 or visit