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(BPRW) The Board for Certification of Genealogists’s Initial African American President Elected a Fellow by the American Modern society of Genealogists

The ASG is the scholarly honorary culture of the genealogical area.


(Black PR Wire) The Board for Certification of Genealogists® extends its congratulations to Board-accredited genealogist LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson of Washington, D.C., on her election as a Fellow of the American Modern society of Genealogists (ASG) at the society’s annual assembly on 9 Oct 2021. She is the society’s a hundred and seventieth fellow. The ASG, established in 1940 and confined to fifty existence-time customers, promotes the maximum benchmarks of genealogical publishing and scholarship.
Election to the ASG is dependent on “the excellent of a genealogist’s released get the job done. Emphasis is upon compiled genealogies and released functions that demonstrate an capacity to use main supply materials to appraise and evaluate details to effectively document evidence and to reach sound, rational conclusions offered in a clear and right fashion.”1 


As spelled out on the ASG internet web page, LaBrenda “has a 20-calendar year record of creating spouse and children background, initially as a focused novice when practising law, and then, given that her retirement from that profession, as an authoritative author and genealogical educator. Her compiled genealogical scholarship in journals these types of as Nationwide Genealogical Modern society Quarterly focuses on African-American families for the duration of and following enslavement, like combining DNA match evidence with traditional documentary evidence in a notoriously complicated area. Her academic publications contain a guidebook to investigating African-American spouse and children background in Laurens County, South Carolina, exactly where she has roots—a primer with critical methodological classes relevant nationally—and an authoritative guidebook to genealogical exploration in the point out of Alabama.”2


LaBrenda joins the prestigious ranks of ASG Fellows who contain Board-accredited genealogists Melinde Lutz Byrne of New Hampshire, Frederick C. Hart Jr. of Connecticut, Helen Hinchliff of British Columbia in Canada, Henry B. Hoff of Virginia, Thomas W. Jones of New York, Roger D. Joslyn of New York, Rachal Mills Lennon of Tennessee, Barbara Mathews of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Proven Mills of Tennessee, William Bart Saxbe Jr. of Massachusetts, Clifford L. Stott of Utah, and the late Helen S. Ullmann of Massachusetts, as well as BCG emeritus associates John Frederick Dorman of Virginia, Ronald Ames Hill of Idaho, Helen F. M. Leary of North Carolina, Christine Rose of California, and Neil D. Thompson of Utah.

Our heartfelt congratulations to LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, FASG!

Elyse Hill, CG
BCG News Launch Coordinator


The phrases Accredited Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Accredited Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are company marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, utilised underneath license by board certificants following periodic analysis.

1. “About the ASG,” American Modern society of Genealogists (http://fasg.org/about/ : viewed 11 Oct 2021).
two. “New Fellows: Robert Struggle, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, and Randy A. West,” American Modern society of Genealogists (https://fasg.org/information/).

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