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Special Interest Groups

African American SIG

Facilitators:  Janice Sellers


Meeting Schedule:  3rd Saturday of the month, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PT)

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  • Feb 19, 2022 - Blogging Your Family History - Craig Siulinski, M.S. Ed. (available for viewing by our members within MemberSpace)
  • Mar 19, 2022 - The Community That Love Built - Richard E. Hunter, Sr.
  • Mar 18, 2023 - Online Resources for Black American Genealogy Research - Janice Sellers (available for viewing by our members within MemberSpace)


This group meets online.

Focus: Researching African American ancestry

If you know of any other people interested in African American genealogy tell them about the group. They don't have to be a GFO member to participate.



"Digging into Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collection" by Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady.


Group member Sherylita Mason demonstrates using autosomal DNA as a tool to break brick walls.


GFO Bibliography of Black Genealogy Resources — by Harold E. Hinds, Jr. and Janice M. Sellers