Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group The Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group (OAAGHG) is dedicated to encouraging support for African-American genealogy and historical research.
The Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group (OAAGHG) was organized in 2000 from a group of friends who met informally around their interest in genealogy. OAAGHG was incorporated by the State of Ohio in the spring of 2001 and recognized as a federal non-profit 501(c)(3) organization during the summer of 2002. The Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group (OAAGHG), is dedicated to encouraging support for African-American Genealogy and Historical Research. The OAAGHG logo is an original design by Margaret Christian featuring two hands holding a baobab tree and symbolizing the continued connection of African-Americans to Africa, the land of our ancestors.

05/04/2020
"Why You Can't Find Your Ancestors?" with Tony Burroughs

Why You Can’t Find Your Ancestors

Tomorrow, May 5, 8:00 p.m. (EST)

Have you wondered why you can't find your ancestors. Tony Burroughs will explore reasons why you are having problems finding your ancestors. Tony Burroughs is founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State Universit...

In light of recent events, Family Tree Magazine is offering a FREE digital copy of their latest issue. Download yours he...
03/22/2020

In light of recent events, Family Tree Magazine is offering a FREE digital copy of their latest issue. Download yours here, and please share with other family history lovers who might need something to pass the time! Hope you enjoy it: http://bit.ly/2UbEL0k

In light of recent events, we're offering a FREE digital copy of our latest issue. Download yours here, and please share with other family history lovers who might need something to pass the time! Hope you enjoy it: https://bit.ly/33V5eDJ

Temporary free access to the library edition of Ancestry.com due to libraries closing. You need a library card from an O...
03/19/2020
OPLIN Research Database Remote Access

Temporary free access to the library edition of Ancestry.com due to libraries closing. You need a library card from an Ohio Library.
Other states are doing this too in case you live outside of Ohio.
Thank you for sharing this info Mary Jamba.

Congratulations to African-American Genealogical Society of Cleveland for 30 years 1990 - 2020. Your celebration dinner ...
03/08/2020

Congratulations to African-American Genealogical Society of Cleveland for 30 years 1990 - 2020. Your celebration dinner was fabulous.
Keep doing what you do!

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group
02/24/2020

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group

OAAGHG's Liaison to Oberlin College, Eli Kirshner's, family research is featured in the March/April issue of Family Tree Magazine. Check it out!

UPDATE: Eli has done further research to find the case has a connection to Oberlin. Ask him about his exciting finds the next time you see him.

OAAGHG's Liaison to Oberlin College, Eli Kirshner's, family research is featured in the March/April issue of Family Tree...
02/24/2020

OAAGHG's Liaison to Oberlin College, Eli Kirshner's, family research is featured in the March/April issue of Family Tree Magazine. Check it out!

UPDATE: Eli has done further research to find the case has a connection to Oberlin. Ask him about his exciting finds the next time you see him.

Top 10 genealogy webinars of all time
01/04/2020
Top 10 genealogy webinars of all time

Top 10 genealogy webinars of all time

Heading into the 10th year of our webinar series, we're taking a look back to see which webinars have been the most popular of all time. But first, a few stats: 1,129 classes 10 languages 256 Presenters Presenters from 20...

12/02/2019
Legacy Family Tree Webinars

BCG Free Webinar - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 8 pm EST
“Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere:
Finding Gretna Greens and Borders”
by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA

Many couples chose to marry in a location away from their home. Often there were reasons why it was a more convenient location to tie the knot. Sometimes, this decision was based on a romantic location or a place that would allow them to marry quickly without a waiting period. These locations are often referred to as Gretna Greens, after the historic town in Scotland where thousands of English couples ran because of Scotland’s sympathetic marriage laws. We will consider the reason for a different marriage location, alternate sources to determine the location, and a few of the towns known as “Gretna Greens” in the United States.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree will present “Marriages Here, There, and Nowhere: Finding Gretna Greens and Borders,” by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA, live and free to the public, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, December 17, 2019. In order to accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, the webinar may be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast on our partner website Legacy Family Tree Webinars (https://familytreewebinars.com).

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OAAGHG’s first Paint and Sip Fundraiser was a hit! We all had lots of fun.
11/23/2019

OAAGHG’s first Paint and Sip Fundraiser was a hit! We all had lots of fun.

11/20/2019
THIS FRIDAY AT 5:30 p.m.  Paint and Sip FundraiserPURCHASE TICKETS BY TOMORROWWine (as well as non alcoholic beverages),...
11/20/2019

THIS FRIDAY AT 5:30 p.m.
Paint and Sip Fundraiser
PURCHASE TICKETS BY TOMORROW
Wine (as well as non alcoholic beverages), crackers, cheese and all painting supplies are included. Just show up, enjoy and go home with a nice painting that you created.

Only 40 seats available.ADVANCED TICKET SALES ARE NECESSARY so the artist may prepare for the correct number of attendees.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
using PayPal or Debit/Charge Card at OAAGHG.com
or
Cash App payment option available at $OAAGHG

Template for Contacting DNA Matches
10/23/2019
Template for Contacting DNA Matches

Template for Contacting DNA Matches

Do you want to get in touch with your DNA matches? Here, find a template for contacting DNA matches that can be used for several different situations.

Audio and video presentations of WPA Slave Nattatives. Listen and learn.
06/16/2019
Slave Narratives – Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage

Audio and video presentations of WPA Slave Nattatives. Listen and learn.

Slave Narratives The Slave Narrative Collection, a group of autobiographical accounts of freedmen, is one of the most important and noteworthy achievements of the WPA, Compiled in seventeen states during the years 1936-38, the collection consists of more than two thousand interviews with former slav...

They found the Clotilda!Great news as a follow-up to our February 2018 presentation by Eboni Johnson on Africatown.
05/23/2019
Exclusive: 'Last American slave ship' discovered in Alabama

They found the Clotilda!
Great news as a follow-up to our February 2018 presentation by Eboni Johnson on Africatown.

The schooner Clotilda smuggled African captives into the U.S. in 1860, more than 50 years after importing slaves was outlawed.

Family History DayDon't miss Cleveland Public Library's first genealogy and local history conference! This event will fe...
05/18/2019
Family History Day

Family History Day
Don't miss Cleveland Public Library's first genealogy and local history conference! This event will feature nationally-recognized genealogy professional J. Mark Lowe, who has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? Throughout the day, attendees can choose from 16 other genealogy workshops and presentations by eight notable speakers, including Shamele Jordan, Tim Pinnick, Amanda Epperson, Sunny Morton, Cynthia Turk, Deborah Abbott, Carla Cegielski, and Peggy Lauritzen. All sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Boxed lunches will be provided.
Click "Begin Registration" button, below. Questions? Call 216-623-2864.
Date:
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time:
10:30am - 5:30pm
Location:
LSW 00 - Lower Level - Auditorium, LSW 02 - 2nd Floor - Learning Commons
Branch:
Main Library - Downtown
Audience:
Adults

Only 299 seats - REGISTER NOW!

https://cpl.libcal.com/event/5373080

Don't miss Cleveland Public Library's first genealogy and local history conference! This event will feature nationally-recognized genealogy professional J. Mark Lowe, who has appeared on Who Do You Thin...

05/01/2019
https://cfh.iaamuseum.org/newberry-district-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1866-1867-and-1868/
04/30/2019
Newberry District, SC Freedmen’s Labor Contracts 1866, 1867 and 1868 | IAAM Center for Family History

https://cfh.iaamuseum.org/newberry-district-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1866-1867-and-1868/

Newberry District, SC Freedmen’s Labor Contracts 1866, 1867 and 1868 by Toni | Apr 29, 2019 | Alana Thevenet's Archive: Freedmen's Bureau Records | 0 comments Newberry District, SC Freedmen’s Labor Contracts 1866, 1867 and 1868 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Microfilm Publication M...

10/24/2018
Oberlin Heritage Center

“The Lost Streets of Oberlin “ by Oberlin Police Officer, Bashshar Wiley.

Oberlin Police Officer Bashshar Wiley recently wrapped up an investigation into Oberlin’s changing landscape. Combining his knowledge of Oberlin’s current street layout with historic atlases, Officer Wiley tracked changes to streets overtime and documented streets that have disappeared off the map entirely. If you would like to learn more about the history of Oberlin’s roadways, check out the full blog post at the link below.

http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/blog/2018/10/the-lost-streets-of-oberlin/

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo
10/23/2018

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo
08/20/2018

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo

Bring your laptop or tablet so you can follow along!Please share this on your page so more people can link to this page....
08/20/2018

Bring your laptop or tablet so you can follow along!

Please share this on your page so more people can link to this page. Thanks.

WELLINGTON GENEALOGY GROUP The next monthly meeting of the Wellington Genealogy Group will be Wednesday, September 5th a...
08/20/2018
Lorain County Fair | 173rd Annual Fair – August 20 – 26, 2018

WELLINGTON GENEALOGY GROUP
The next monthly meeting of the Wellington Genealogy Group will be Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30PM. Per usual, we will be meeting at the LCCC-Wellington campus. Our speaker for the evening will be Jim Smith of the Lorain County Historical Society. Jim will present "The History of the Lorain County Fair." All are welcome to attend. Bring a friend and prepare for a beautiful fall of family research!
https://www.loraincountyfair.com/

08/10/2018
Ancestry

Ancestry DNA kits on sale for only $59.

Ancestry is the world's leading resource for online family history & genealogy. Visit our website at: http://ancestry.com

To the children of Mr. George Abram on this Father's Day, 2018.  Listen to this oral history interview that was done on ...
06/17/2018
George Abrams

To the children of Mr. George Abram on this Father's Day, 2018. Listen to this oral history interview that was done on Oberlin Through Brown Eyes May 2017. Enjoy!

Interview with George Abrams begins at 9:50! Enjoy!

Join us this Saturday, 6/2/18, 11:00 a.m. "Searching Funeral Home Records" a talk by J. Mark Busch, Vice President & Co-...
05/31/2018

Join us this Saturday, 6/2/18, 11:00 a.m.
"Searching Funeral Home Records"
a talk by J. Mark Busch, Vice President & Co-Owner of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services.
at Oberlin Public Library
65 S. Main Street, Oberlin
Refreshments served
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05/20/2018

Listen to another oral history interview on “Oberlin Through Brown Eyes,” Today , May 20, 6:00 p.m.
We will interview Officer Wiley of the Oberlin Police Department. He is sharing details and looking for clues you may have to solve Oberlin’s unsolved, cold case, the murder of Windom Durham which took place on Lincoln Street, 1962.

Tune to WOBC 91.5 FM - listen by radio or online from anywhere in the United States. Click the link below then click, “Listen Live.”

We will conduct on air interviews every Sunday 6:00 p.m. through May 27, so please tune in every week.

Sponsored by: Oberlin African American Genealogy and
History Group.

05/12/2018

Come to The Bridge TODAY to get help starting your family tree or furthering your research. Refreshments served.
82 S. Main Street, Oberlin 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. drop in any time
(the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month)

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo
01/18/2017

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group's cover photo

Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group
01/18/2017

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“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage—to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.”—Alex Haley

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