Author, Teacher, Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠, Certified Genealogist®, Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
Specializing in African Ancestored Families in the South
Genealogy has long been my avocation. My mission is to to research, write, and lecture to inspire descendants of enslaved African Americans to document their family histories, and to raise the consciousness of all Americans about the contributions of these ancestors.
of the award-winning Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina & Selected Finding Aids
Conceived, designed and taught the inaugural African American genealogy course at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠; Frequent speaker at national, regional, and local genealogical society meetings and conferences
Past president of Board for Certification of Genealogists; Registrar General of the Sons & Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage
Although I am primarily focused on writing and lecturing, I am always interested in sharing information that will fill in the blanks and document as much as possible about my Garrett line and affiliated families.
Samuel and Nancy Garrett
“Parents for Isaac Garrett of Laurens County, South Carolina: DNA Corroborates Oral Tradition.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 108 (June 2020): 85-112.
Richard and Harriet Neely
The Sullivans from LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, The Source: The Garrett, Neely, and Sullivan Families (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family Heritage Publishers, 2008), 259-261.