The African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley was formed during July 1999 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. During its first year our supporters grew from a handful to more than forty, and via the Internet its influence became nation-wide.
Our Program Today
We hold monthly meetings during the academic year (September through June) at various locations throughout Southwest Ohio.
Speakers and special topics are normally featured at meetings addressing: genealogy, history, and related research.
We produce a quarterly newsletter, The AAGGMV Newsletter, that features topical articles of thought and opinion from our membership, invited authors, and reprints of a wide interest.
A surname index of family research is compiled among members and updated each odd year.
Individual assistance is rendered to create genealogy and family history.
A "members only" website is available to members for secure communications and information using a commercial service by invitation only [www.spokt.com].
Our Purpose is...
To promote interest in, and add to the body of knowledge of family histories, genealogy, and communities in Southwest Ohio.
To facilitate networking among researchers pursuing individual family histories and cultures.
To foster, accumulate, and preserve African American genealogical materials and make them availabble to all.
To provide instructions and assistance in genealogical methods.
Joyce Coleman is President of AAGGMV.. She is a long-time member and has interests in genealogy, family histories, Civil Rights, American history, and writing.
Rosalind Osinubi is Vice-President and a former president of AAGGMV. She is a professor of history at Central State University, Dayton campus and Central State University Wilberforce, Ohio and is author of a new book covering the civil rights era of Dayton Ohio during the early 1960s.
Robert Harris, ("Bob") is Acting Secretary and a former president of AAGGMV. He is a retired engineering supervisor from the Avionics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Sandra Rucker is Treasurer of AAGGMV. She was elected in 2013 for a two-year term. Her interests include genealogy, family histories, and reading,