Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter
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In The Telling Podcast: Member-Lynne Huggins Smith



Emancipation Proclamation, 1 January 1863

BCG African American Genealogy Scholarship

Paul Edward Sluby Sr. African American Scholarship 2022
Mr. Sluby was the first board-certified African American genealogist, having been approved by the Board for Certification of Genealogists [BCG] in 1973.
To honor his memory, BCG invites African Americans to apply for funds to participate in national genealogical institutes. Scholarships will be awarded to up to three African American students, to cover up to $1,700 of the tuition, travel, and lodging expense of attending one of five premier national genealogical institutes. 
Please click here for more information on how to appy.



Samuel Anderson: The Last Flatbush Slave

Augustus W. Harris
Samuel Anderson, my great-great-grandfather, was born 17 February 1813 at Jeremiah Lott’s farm, on Flatbush Avenue near Cortelyou Road.  His mother was Isabella Butler, a slave in Jeremiah Lott’s house, while his father, Samuel Anderson, was owned by Richard Remsen.
In 1813, Flatbush Town, a small farming community, was the leading center for slave holding in Kings County.  Seventy-three percent of its households owned at least one slave and over sixty percent owned five or more slaves.  The average per household was 5.7 slaves.
Stories about Flatbush farm life say the farms produced almost everything they needed, including supplies, clothing and food.  Farmers divided the work by gender and everyone (slaves, owners, and bond servants) shared the chores.
Men collected timber, cultivated and harvested crops, tended animals, hunted, and mended tools. Women were responsible for the domestic work, including cooking, sewing, washing, ironing, soap and candle making, egg gathering, and taking care of poultry.  Slaves, both male and female, were also responsible for tending the fireplace, cleaning the chimney, and slaughtering animals.

January 20
NYG&B/Library of Congress: Genealogy and Family History Research from Your Home Computer
Sponsored by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, this program will be a step-by-step introduction to genealogy research ...

January 25
NYG&B - Genealogy Research at The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a world-class research library. Whether researching from home or at the ...

January 30
Organize Your Genealogy! by Robin Smith and Taneya Y. Koonce
Papers. Files. Folders. Binders. Pictures. Learn strategies and ides to get your research (and photos) organized in 2022 & beyond! ...

February 3
NYS Library: Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution
New York State Office of Cultural Education: Museum Library Archives Join authors Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks for a ...

February 12
AAHGS-MD and DC Genealogy Conference: "Our Stories," Rohulamin Quander
Black History Month 2022 FREE Genealogy Conference sponsored by: African American Special Interest Group: Washington DC Family History Center, Church ...

February 12
AAHGS-NY General Membership Meeting
Please join our monthly Chapter General Membership Meeting on Zoom. Members will receive the Zoom invite via email. For ...

March 3
RootsTech 2022 (FREE) Genealogy Conference
What is RootsTech?   RootsTech welcomes millions of people worldwide to celebrate family at the world’s largest family history conference ...

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