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

The ASG is the scholarly honorary modern society of the genealogical discipline.


(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 conference on 9 October 2021. She is the society’s a hundred and seventieth fellow. The ASG, established in 1940 and constrained to fifty everyday living-time customers, promotes the best specifications of genealogical publishing and scholarship.
Election to the ASG is based mostly on “the high-quality of a genealogist’s released get the job done. Emphasis is on compiled genealogies and released is effective that reveal an capability to use most important resource product to examine and examine details to adequately doc proof and to achieve sound, sensible conclusions introduced in a clear and correct manner.”1 


As spelled out on the ASG world wide web web-site, LaBrenda “has a 20-calendar year file of producing family historical past, initial as a devoted newbie though training regulation, and then, considering the fact that her retirement from that profession, as an authoritative writer and genealogical educator. Her compiled genealogical scholarship in journals such as Countrywide Genealogical Modern society Quarterly focuses on African-American people for the duration of and soon after enslavement, which include combining DNA match proof with conventional documentary proof in a notoriously hard discipline. Her academic publications include things like a tutorial to investigating African-American family historical past in Laurens County, South Carolina, wherever she has roots—a primer with significant methodological classes applicable nationally—and an authoritative tutorial to genealogical research in the point out of Alabama.”2


LaBrenda joins the prestigious ranks of ASG Fellows who include things like 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 Demonstrated 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 Information Launch Coordinator


The words Certified Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are provider marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, utilised below license by board certificants soon after periodic analysis.

one. “About the ASG,” American Modern society of Genealogists (http://fasg.org/about/ : seen eleven October 2021).
2. “New Fellows: Robert Struggle, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, and Randy A. West,” American Modern society of Genealogists (https://fasg.org/news/).

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