There is much for all of us to learn from the history of Black families. Join us in Richmond, Virginia, for the NGS 2023 Family History Conference, 31 May-3 June, for a wide range of tours, lectures, and special presentations focused on African American genealogy.

If you’re researching Black family history, or are someone who simply wants to understand more about this history, you can:

Sign up for two terrific tours on Wednesday, 31 May—a walking tour of historic Jackson Ward and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center.

Attend the keynote opening session on 1 June to hear Christy S. Coleman of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation discuss the often forgotten or ignored contributions of all the early people in Virginia including African Americans and Indigenous People.

Join us on Thursday afternoon as Leontyne Clay Peck presents her documentary film, CLAY 1613, about the discovery of her African American branch of the Clays of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Attend the James Dent Walker Memorial Lecture series on Saturday, 3 June, presented by NGS and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).

See all the lectures on offer at the conference by going to the online event schedule at

Download the conference brochure and register now at

Registration is now open at