The past few days spent at the 37th annual National African American Historical Genealogy Society was one of the most enlightening experiences I’ve had in quite some time.
I was among others with a shared interest in searching for our ancestral roots in order to find our true selves.
In session after session I not only acquired new information to help me find new paths in digging up my roots, but found a community of people who also feel so deeply about the importance of knowing who we are. I felt so ‘at home’ and a special connection with so many from many different places, and different backgrounds; but at their core, these are people who really understand the value of knowing our history for as far back as we can trace it.
I am inspired now to not only continue digging for the gold nuggets of my family history, but also for as much other historical data that I can find about our full African American journey. That will be a trip for a lifetime.
Thank you Atlanta for hosting this year’s conference. I will surely be there with you next year!