Events & Conferences

Upcoming Workshops & Conferences



2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) – January 22-27, 2017
Utah Genealogical Association/Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
For more information, visit Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy


A few MEMBERS of the AFRICAN american GENEALOGY group will be participating in a PANEL talk back at the 

SUZANNE roberts theatre immediately after the TUESDAY, february 7 PERFORMANCE of having our say. the performance on that date begins at 6:30 pm. 

Prices for February 7
Premium Orchestra – $59  ($47 for 6 or more)
Orchestra – $49 ($39 for 6 or more)
Mezzanine Row A – $49 ($39 for 6 or more)
Mezzanine Rows B,C,D- $39 ($31 for 6 or more)
Last Row of Mezzanine – $15
Prices vary for other dates.
For Tickets 
Call: 215-985-0420
On Line:
The Theater is located at 480 South Broad Street (Broad and Lombard)

A Play by Emily Mann

Adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany
with Amy Hill Hearth
Directed by Mary B. Robinson



African-American Genealogy Research Strategies, a talk by Syl Woolford – Saturday, February 4, 2017
Historical Society of Cecil County, Maryland st Group – Washington, DC FHC
135 E. Main St., Elkton MD
Telephone: 410-398-1790; there is no charge for members, $5 fee for visitors
For more information visit  African-American Genealogy Research Strategies

2017 RootsTech Conference – February 8-11, 2017
South Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
For more information, visit RootsTech Conference

Mother Emanuel: an American Musical, Inspired by the Lives of the Emanuel Nine – Sunday February 12, 2017, 10:30 Worship Service, Special Showing at 4:00 pm
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Ardmore
163 Sheldon Lane, Ardmore, PA 19003

For more information:

Researching Your African American Ancestors – a discussion with Adrienne Whaley, former Vice President and current Volunteer Coordinator of the African American Genealogy Group (AAGG) of Philadelphia and author of the Kinterested family history blog – February 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

The event will be held at the Southampton Free Library –
947 Street Rd, Southampton, PA 18966
Phone: 215-322-1415
The event is free but you need to register Researching Your African American Ancestors

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar – Monday, February 27, 2017
Penn Book Store
13601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Light refreshments will be provided
For more information visit  Never Caught


All Day Genealogy Conference (Tom Jones presenting) – March 4, 2017
Delaware Public ArchivesC
Dover, Delaware
For more information, please contact

“Last Seen”: Finding Family History After Slavery – Thursday March 9, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Pennsylvania Historical Society, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, visit “Last Seen”: Finding Family History After Slavery


TV program series Quick Start with AAGG member Shemele Jordan begins airing Wednesday April 5th @ 6:00 pm
It can be viewed in Philadelphia on the PhillyCam channels Comcast 66/966 or Verizon 29/30, or the Phillycam website, or Youtube
For more information visit the Quick Start webpage


Discover Your Family Tree Genealogy Workshop, Saturday, May 6, 2017
Chester County Historical Society, 225 West Chester, PA 19380
For more information visit Discover Your Family Tree and for more information on registration visit Registration and Cost

National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference – May 10-13, 2017
Raleigh, NC
For more information, visit

States Group trip to National Museum of African American Culture – May 17, 2017
Washington, DC (location to meet to leave Philadelphia area TBD)
For more information, visit NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE states group trip

Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage, Historic First Annual Meeting “Reaching Back to Move Forward: Connecting to Our Slave Ancestors”, Sunday May 20, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Rider University, North Hall, 2983 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
To register, visit Sons and Daughters of the U. S. Middle Passage 1st Annual Conference


Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar – Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Library Company of Philadelphia “Juneteenth Program”
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reception and Talk
More information TBA under the month of June at Library Company of Philadelphia “Juneteenth Program”

The Board of the Eden Cemetery Company cordially invites you to attend the 115th Anniversary Celebration of Historic Eden Cemetery Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
1434 Springfield Road, Collingdale, PA 19023
Please R.S.V.P. at 610-583-8737

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) – June 25-30, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit


The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) courses, Tuesday July 11th – Thursday July 13th
The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
For more information visit MAAGI.
To register click on MAAGI conference registration.

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) – July 16-21, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit

2017 Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research – July 23-28, 2017
Georgia Hotel & Conference Center
Athens, Georgia
For more information, visit

AAGG trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC on July 28, 2017
Leaving from Target Parking Lot, 4000 Monument Road, Phila., PA; mail checks payable to “AAGG” to “AAGG, P.O. Box 27356, Philadelphia, PA 19118.  DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT IS JULY 12th.
For more information, call Diane Sheldon at 302-345-0244 or email:



FGS 2017 National Conference – August 30 – September 2, 2017
Westin Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit


2017 AAHGS National Conference – October 19-24, 2017
Cruise from Charleston, S.C. to the Bahamas
For more information, visit

Cumberland Pathways Family History and Genealogy Conference – October 20-22, 2017
Cumberland County Historical Society
For more information, visit

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


Also, check out the events section of the websites of our partners and others for the latest information related to upcoming genealogical events








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


Historical Events


October 22, 2016

Sankofa, Researching African American Genealogy (AAGG) Conference

“Go Back and Get it”

For more information, including speakers, go here: Sankofa and click on “VIEW DETAILS”


October 26-27, 2016

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2016

For more information, visit: Virtual Genealogy Fair


Genealogy Era by Era

December 10, 2016 10:00 am

Let’s travel back in time. Using genealogy recourds we will travel back 100 years. From the Post War era of the 1950s back to the Plantation era, we will use the historical timeline to highlight key documents which depict the lives of your ancestors.

All Workshops are FREE 


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

252  E. Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

(856) 795-8841

When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective

University of Pennsylvania Houston Hall, Hall of Flags

December 10, 2016 12:00-3:00 P.M.

with Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, National President of ASALH

Victor S. Thomas Professor of African America Studies, Harvard University

For more information visit: When Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective.