(BPRW) The Board for Certification of Genealogists’s Initially African American President Elected a Fellow by the American Society of Genealogists
The ASG is the scholarly honorary society of the genealogical field.
(Black PR Wire) The Board for Certification of Genealogists® extends its congratulations to Board-qualified 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 once-a-year meeting on 9 October 2021. She is the society’s 170th fellow. The ASG, started in 1940 and limited to fifty everyday living-time members, encourages the best requirements of genealogical publishing and scholarship.
Election to the ASG is centered on “the quality of a genealogist’s posted get the job done. Emphasis is upon compiled genealogies and printed performs that show an skill to use most important source product to assess and assess details to adequately document evidence and to reach audio, logical conclusions introduced in a apparent and proper manner.”1
As defined on the ASG internet web site, LaBrenda “has a 20-yr file of creating relatives historical past, to start with as a dedicated newbie although practising regulation, and then, considering that her retirement from that profession, as an authoritative author and genealogical educator. Her compiled genealogical scholarship in journals these types of as Countrywide Genealogical Modern society Quarterly focuses on African-American people all through and soon after enslavement, which include combining DNA match evidence with standard documentary proof in a notoriously challenging field. Her instructional publications include things like a information to researching African-American relatives history in Laurens County, South Carolina, exactly where she has roots—a primer with important methodological lessons relevant nationally—and an authoritative information to genealogical research in the state of Alabama.”2
LaBrenda joins the prestigious ranks of ASG Fellows who contain Board-licensed 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 Revealed Mills of Tennessee, William Bart Saxbe Jr. of Massachusetts, Clifford L. Stott of Utah, and the late Helen S. Ullmann of Massachusetts, as nicely 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 text Licensed Genealogist and its acronym, CG, are a registered certification mark, and the designations Certified Genealogical Lecturer and its acronym, CGL, are services marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, utilised underneath license by board certificants soon after periodic evaluation.
1. “About the ASG,” American Society of Genealogists (http://fasg.org/about/ : considered 11 Oct 2021).
2. “New Fellows: Robert Battle, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, and Randy A. West,” American Modern society of Genealogists (https://fasg.org/information/).
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