The African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley
The African American Genealogy
Group of the Miami Valley
Promoting African-American Genealogy and Black Family History
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This was the first of three books published by AAGGMV founder and member Larry Hamilton.
In this memoir, the author Dr. L. Shelbert Smith - a longtime member and supporter of AAGGMV, reflects on his life experiences from pre-school through college, military service during WWII, career, and retirement. Dr. Smith, know as "Smitty" by his inner circle, was a professor of chemistry at Central State University, Wilberforce Ohio for over thirty years.
This book consists largely of photographs taken of African-American soldiers during the Civil War. The 1st South Carolina Volunteers, later the 33rd United States Colored Troops, was the first black unit of the Civil War, preceding the famous 54th Massachusetts seen in the movie "Glory" by one year. The narrative is based on letters, memos, writing, and thoughts of Charles Tyler Trowbridge, a Sergeant and later Colonel - the first black officer to take charge of black soldiers in the war.
This book by AAGGMV member Eva Louise Polley is a composite history, genealogy, and reminiscent memory of African American Life in Franklin, OH. including many photos and stories about families from 1861 through 2012.
Written by AAGGMV member Gina Ruffin Moore, a freelance writer and author of two teacher's guides on black history, this book chronicles by photos some major Black Cincinnati people and events.
This book describes the confluence of a family history, genealogy, and African American history through the eyes of a Dayton Ohio civil rights leader, Jessie Gooding. It was written by AAGGMV former president Rosalind Osinubi.
This book was written by AAGGMV member Carolyn Smith, a genealogist and historian who also served as a councilperson for the Village of Lincoln Heights, OH. Smith researched her family back three generations, discovering its migratory patterns, occupations, family traits, and other interests, and while doing so came across a wealth of information on Lincoln Heights, which she shares in this book.
This book is a historical summary of the TEASLEY, SADDLER, BRADLEY, HARGRO, AND DAVIS families written by AAGGMV member Thara McGuire. Ms. McGuire graduated from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio and documents her researching her family history.
When Thomas Darron Jordan's paternal aunt died in 2002, another generation of his family was gone. Thomas realized that he knew very little about his family roots. A visit with a cousin in Dunbar, West Virginia in 2008 forever altered his purpose in life and he became a genealogist. Thomas invites you to join him on his journey to uncover his paternal ancestors. His search led him to Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia, the place where it all began, He has documented all eight of his paternal great-great grandparents and his research led to the creation of a bi-annual reunion of the descendants of his great-great grandfather Jessie Jordan, Sr. (1817-1915). Utilizing his newfound sleuthing skills, he discovered his connection to one of the most pivotal civil rights events in history.
This is a biography written by Gladys Turner Finney about the founder of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR. Dr. Carter was also the founder and president of the first African American institution of higher education in Arkansas. Gladys Turner Finney is author of three books, this being her third for which she was awarded the James E. Stamp Award by the Dayton Inter-Alumni Council of The United Negro College Fund on April 12, 2018.