LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified Genealogist® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists


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Assembling Research Results

Nineteen standards in Genealogy Standards address the treatment of assembled research results in case studies and kinship determination projects.

Narrative Genealogies, Lineages, and Pedigrees

Genealogical narratives are written work products that document linkages between successive generations, usually take one of three standard forms, and meet the GPS.

Certification Seminar

With Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA, and Patti Lee Hobbs, CG. In this interactive forum, current associates share various pathways to certification and how to begin.

Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors

Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference

Because enslaved people were treated as a species of property, the fates of these ancestors were determined in probate proceedings incident to the settlement of the estates of enslavers. This lecture will focus on the analysis of probate records to identify enslaved ancestors.

Descendant Communities Social Innovation Lab

The National Museum of African American History & Culture and the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation are hosting the Descendant Community Social Innovation Lab. This event will convene descendants of slavery who are stakeholders of various types of culturally significant historic places, sites, battlefields and cemeteries for 3 days of empowerment, education, and organizing. This event will take place from Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18, in Washington, DC with the first events beginning at noon on Thursday, and concluding officially on Saturday evening. LaBrenda will be on the "Researching enslaved ancestors” panel.

An Enslaved Person’s FAN Club

Learn about the heightened significance of researching family, associates, and neighbors of Freedmen.

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