2020 AAHGS Annual Conference & Exhibition Now Virtual
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Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which is why we are continuing to share resources and new ways for people to make family history discoveries from home.

As a partner of the Afro American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and a sponsor of the annual AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition, we will be participating in the now all-virtual event, October 14-17.

“For the first time ever, AAHGS, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will host our National Conference, October 14–17, in a virtual environment during this unprecedented time,” said Baba Gene Stephenson, AAHGS National President. “We’re honored for the support from Ancestry and all of our other sponsors, partners, exhibitors, volunteers, and our conference committee for without them AAHGS Virtual Conference would not be possible..”

The virtual conference will include the latest genealogy news in presentations, with some sessions hosted by experts from Ancestry.

AAHGS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition
October 14-17, 2020 starting at 1PM Eastern Standard Time.

October 16, 2020

10:30 AM-11:30 AM – Making Discoveries with AncestryDNA, Crista Cowan, Corporate Genealogist
1:30 PM-2:30 PM – Making Discoveries in Probate Records on Ancestry, Juliana Szucs, Senior Family Historian
1:30 PM-2:30 PM – Getting the Most Out of Ancestry, Crista Cowan
2:45 PM-3:45 PM – Documenting the Enslaved in Your Family Tree, Crista Cowan

October 17, 2020

10:30 AM-11:30 AM – Breaking Through With Newspapers and Military Records, Nicka Sewell-Smith professional genealogist and Ancestry® consultant


For more information about the 2020 AAHGS Annual Conference & Exhibition and to register, visit