Genealogy conference to take place May 3

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring the 10th Annual African American Genealogy Conference in Harlem on Saturday, May 3.

The conference will take place from noon – 4 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 360 Lenox Avenue on the corner of 128th Street.

Speakers will be Mary H. Slawson and Ahmad Corbitt.

Ms. Slawson is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Association of Personal Historians, and The New England Historical Society. She is the author of “Getting It Right: The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately,” a style guide for Family History.

Mr. Corbitt is the Director of the New York office of Public and International Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Attendees will be able to meet with genealogy specialists to help answer questions and provide information on how and where to get started. Computers and online resources will be available to conference attendees prior to the conference, beginning at 11:15am.

The conference is free and open to the public. You can register for the conference in person, by emailing, or by going online at

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