Coming to the end of #BlackHistoryMonth #HipNJ’s Asia Grace brought in Eugene Armstead of the NJ Chapter of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGSNJ for short) to talk about the work he does with the chapter to look into African American history.
The AAHGSNJ was officially started back in 1990. There are different chapters all around the country, but all the work done with Eugene Armstead’s chapter is based on NJ history. As a a whole the chapter conducts different genealogy workshops, and meets once a month to talk about new finds and provide help to each other’s research if needed.
Since their start they have been looking into different ways to research family ancestry, and plan family reunions. The chapter also provides programs to observe Black History Month and Kwanzaa.
Sone of their research has lead members to find some really incredible things about their past. The chapter has held trip to local branches of the national archives to research actual materials. Their work has been published in journals and newsletters.
To find more information about Eugene Armstead and the NJ Chapter of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society you can go on their website, Facebook, Instagram, or even send them an email at AAHGSNJ@gmail.com.
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