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


I am primarily focused on writing and lecturing. I am available to present genealogical lectures on researching African-ancestored families from the historical slave South.

I provide this service in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the Greenville area of the Upstate of SC (including Laurens County), and elsewhere by arrangement.

I specialize in the topics below. If you don’t see a topic of interest, please feel free to contact me with your suggestion or request.

Lecture Topics

  • African American Genealogy
    • Chancery/Equity/Orphan’s Court
    • DNA
    • Methodology and Strategies
    • Slavery and the Law
    • Social Context
    • State and County Courts
    • Using Probate Files
  • Genealogy Ethics
  • Genealogy Standards
    • Assembly and Analysis of Evidence
    • Citation Fundamentals
    • Historical Context
    • Planning Research
    • Why Standards Are For Everyone
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Narrative Genealogies, Lineages, and Pedigrees
  • Transcriptions

Past Engagements

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