Registered Summit attendees, take note: has provided three copies of Family Tree Maker 2011 and three 1-year World Deluxe Memberships as prizes for the Summit. Must be a registered Summit attendee to win. Thank you, Ancestry! Read more about Prizes


Have you registered for the National Black Genealogy Summit yet? If you plan to pre-register, please send in your registration before October 15. This will allow time for it to be delivered and processed. (You can download a registration form here.)

Walk-in registration will be available the days of the Summit.  Read more about Have you registered yet?

The National Black Genealogy Summit is a great opportunity to connect with other researchers. Mississippi is the state identified most by NBGS registrants as where their research is focused, followed closely by Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. 

Registrants have also identified more than 300 surnames they are researching! Are the surnames you're researching on the list? Come to the NBGS and connect with cousins! Read more about Connect with Others


The National Black Genealogy Summit is proud to announce Robin D. Stone as the speaker at the Friday night banquet. Ms. Stone is an independent journalist whose work focuses primarily on health, children, families, and parenting. She is author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse (Broadway Books, 2004). Most importantly and recently, Ms. Read more about Friday Night Banquet Speaker Announced


The National Black Genealogy Summit is accepting registrations for vendors. The exhibit hall, located in the Grand Wayne Center, will be open to the public October 21 (9:00am-6:00pm) and October 22 (9:00am-4:00pm).

Please see the Vendors page for more information on how to register.  Read more about Vendor Registration is Open


The National Black Genealogy Summit is proud to annouce that Carla L. Peterson will be the speaker at Friday's Plenary Session. Ms. Peterson is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Read more about Friday Plenary Session Announced


The National Black Genealogy Summit is pleased to announce that Jim Ison will be a speaker at the Summit. His topics include Using FamilySearch to Solve African-American Research Problems, Four Key Resources for African-American Research, and The Fugitive Slave Act and the Underground Railroad. Read more about New Speaker Added to the Program

The National Black Genealogy Summit has announced its Pre-Summit Program, focusing on family health history, foundations of genealogical research, a librarians track, and information sharing. It will be Thursday, October 20. The Pre-Summit is FREE and open to the public. Read more about Pre-Summit Program Announced

The National Black Genealogy Summit is pleased to announce that Damani Davis of the National Archives will be speaking at the Summit! Mr. Davis will present two sessions: The Kansas 'Exodusters:' Using Federal Documents to Explore the First African-American Migration from the South and Immigrants from the Caribbean: Using Federal Records to Locate Black Ancestors from the British West Indies. You won't want to miss these informative sessions. Mr. Davis joins speakers Tony Burroughs, Roberta Estes, Shamele Jordan, Lisa Lee, Timothy Pinnick, and Angela Walton-Raji at the Summit. Read more about Damani Davis to Speak

The National Black Genealogy Summit is pleased to announce two more speakers: Angela Walton-Raji and Roberta Estes! Ms. Walton-Raji will present four sessions: The First Days of Freedom, Finding Native American Ancestors in African American Families, From Mosaic Templars Through the Royal Circle of Friends, and Breaking Through the Brick Wall of 1870 with Civil War and Reconstruction Era Research. Ms. Estes will present DNA and Genealogy: An Introduction and Finding Your Native American and African American Heritage Using DNA. Read more about More Speakers and More Sessions


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