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40th National

400 years of Black History:

The Struggles, Challenges and Perseverance

Washington, DC Oct. 10-12, 2019
39th National  Tracing Our Roots in the Cradle of Liberty Philadelphia, PA Oct. 12-14, 2018

38th National

Voyage of Discovery -

Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas

Wilmington, NC

Oct. 19-24, 2017

37th National

Ancestors on my Mind:

Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History, Ourselves-Together 

Atlanta, GA 

Oct. 13-16, 2016

36th National

Where African-American Roots Run Deep:

Family History and the National Narrative

Richmond, VA

Oct. 15-18, 2015

35th National

Weaving Our Past, Present, and Future:

Slavery, Abolition, Freedom and All that Jazz

Pittsburgh, PA

Oct. 9-12, 2014

34th National

150 Sounds of Freedom

Nashville, TN

Oct. 10-13, 2013

33rd National

Our African and Southern Heritage

Greensboro, NC

Oct. 4-7, 2012

32nd National

Ties that Bind: Honoring Our Ancestors

Little Rock, AR

Sept. 22-25, 2011

31st National

The Mid-Atlantic:

History, Records, Research and Much More

Adelphi, MD

Oct. 7-10, 2010

30th National

Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors:

30th Annual Conference of Research and Discovery

Adelphi, MD

Nov. 6-9, 2008

29th National

What's In A Name? The Voyage of Discovery!

Burlington, MA

Oct. 25-28, 2007

28th National

The Legacy of Our Roots: A Heritage for the Future

Salt Lake City, UT

Oct. 26-29, 2006

27th National

Opening Our Eyes, Opening Our Minds

Washington, DC

Oct. 27-30, 2005

26th National

Tying the Threads

Little Rock, AR

Oct. 21-24, 2004

25th National

Afro-American and Genealogical Society

Washington, DC

Oct. 23-26, 2003

24th National

Each Brick Tells a Story:

Building Our House of Heritage

Washington, DC

Sept. 26-29,2002

23rd National

The Circle Grows Wider-Embrace Another Link

Washington, DC

Oct. 25-28, 2001

22nd National

Strong Roots- Long Branches: Entering the New Millennium, Building a Strong Family History

Washington, DC

Oct. 26-29, 2000

21st National

Following Their Footsteps into the 21st Century

Washington, DC

Oct. 28-31, 1999

20th National

Unveiling the Past to Connect the Future: Census 2000

Washington, DC

Oct. 29-

Nov. 1, 1998

19th National

Family and Cultural Heritage:

Finding Our Ancestors and Finding Ourselves

Washington, DC

Sept. 18-20, 1997

18th National

Global Challenges for African-American Researchers

Washington, DC

Oct. 31-

Nov 3, 1996

17th National

Historians and Genealogists:

Using Public Records, Writing Our History

Washington, DC

April 27-29, 1995

16th National

Just ordinary people, God uses ordinary people

Washington, DC

April 29-

May 1, 1994

15th National

Roots, Routes, Reasons and Results

Washington, DC

April 29-

May 1, 1993

14th National

Dispelling the Myths: Discovering New Worlds

Towson, MD

April 2-4, 1992

13th National


Global Dimensions of the Black Experience

Washington, DC

May 2-4, 1991

12th National

Exploring the Past to Appreciate the Present

Washington, DC

May 2-5, 1990

11th National

History as Genealogy, Genealogy as History

Washington, DC

April 6-8, 1989

10th National

Our Heritage: Researching and Publishing

Washington, DC

Sept. 10, 1988

9th National

To Establish Justice:

African-American Culture and the Evolving Constitution

Washington, DC

Sept. 10-12, 1987

8th National

Afro-Americans on the Move:

19th and 20th Century Migrations

Washington, DC

Sept. 11-13, 1986

7th National

210 Years of the African-American Family: 1775-1985

Washington, DC

Sept. 12-14, 1985

6th National

Retrieve, Record, Refine:

Your Historical and Genealogical Past

Washington, DC

Sept. 6-8, 1984

5th National

Our Ancestral Routes

Washington, DC

Sept. 9-10, 1983

4th National

Life- Continuity- Eternity

Washington, DC

Sept. 10-12, 1982

3rd National


Washington, DC

Sept. 11-12, 1981

2nd National


Washington, DC

Sept. 19-20,1980

1st National


Washington, DC

April 28, 1979