Is there any reason why the AAGGMV cannot and or should not create our own lineage certificates tied particularly to the manumissions and early arrival settlers/settlements of the Miami Valley specifically and/or the state of Ohio generally?
Larry, I think a certificate, or some type of recogniton, for the 'documented" research efforts of our members is a great idea. Do you see the certificate reflecting direct ancestry to a location, time period and/or event? Would/could membership to an existing lineage society qualify one for an AAGGMV certificate? Thanks for starting this discussion, I believe it has great worth and could be a stimulus for current members to document and perserve their research.
This sounds like a good idea. I believe those who belong to OGS or lineage societies might be catalysts for getting it off the ground. AAGGMV could serve as mentors for those who want to give it a try. A good newletter and/or newspaper article might generate needed publicity to get the ball rolling and generate further support.
I suspect it will require an outreach effort. Go for it!
At the AAGGMV meeting of 22November2014 attendees approved a project for an AAGGMV-sponsored lineage certification effort that will be led by Larry Hamilton. All interested in this project should contact Larry. Most attendees were not knowledgable about lineage certification which Larry described with great enthusiasm.
Bob, at the December meeting I advised those in attendance of my on-going work in association with my proposal for our own AAGGMV Lineage Certificate. Despite the reminder issued for our meeting there was sparse attendance but here is what I shared. I appologize for not consulting with committee members who I had hoped to confer with before the last meeting but I think a committee of the whole might offer a more deliberative outcome.
The African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley (AAGGMV) established in 1999 and whose registered place of founding is Yellow Springs, OH will issue a lineage certificate to any proven descendants of African ancestored persons listed in the Name Abstract of Registers of Blacks in the Miami Valley.