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LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG(®, CGL (SM)

A Life Member of AAHGS, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson has been a Board-certified genealogist since 2015 and in 2016 was elected as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she currently serves on the executive committee. She focuses on writing and lecturing at major conferences and institutes—she was the SLIG 2019 Coordinator for “1619-2019: Four Hundred Years of African American Genealogy.” She is also the Registrar General for the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage, the national lineage society that honors ancestors who were enslaved or indentured in the United States before 1865.