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

The ASG is the scholarly honorary culture of the genealogical field.


(Black PR Wire) The Board for Certification of Genealogists® extends its congratulations to Board-certified genealogist LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson of Washington, D.C., on her election as a Fellow of the American Culture of Genealogists (ASG) at the society’s yearly meeting on nine October 2021. She is the society’s one hundred and seventieth fellow. The ASG, established in 1940 and confined to fifty everyday living-time users, encourages the best criteria of genealogical publishing and scholarship.
Election to the ASG is dependent on “the good quality of a genealogist’s released perform. Emphasis is upon compiled genealogies and released performs that display an skill to use most important source product to examine and analyze information to thoroughly doc evidence and to arrive at sound, reasonable conclusions introduced in a very clear and proper manner.”1 


As described on the ASG web website, LaBrenda “has a 20-year document of creating household historical past, very first as a devoted amateur although practising law, and then, since her retirement from that job, as an authoritative author and genealogical educator. Her compiled genealogical scholarship in journals these types of as National Genealogical Culture Quarterly focuses on African-American families during and soon after enslavement, such as combining DNA match evidence with classic documentary evidence in a notoriously hard field. Her academic publications consist of a manual to researching African-American household historical past in Laurens County, South Carolina, in which she has roots—a primer with significant methodological classes relevant nationally—and an authoritative manual to genealogical investigation in the state of Alabama.”2


LaBrenda joins the prestigious ranks of ASG Fellows who consist of Board-certified 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 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 News Launch Coordinator


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

one. “About the ASG,” American Culture of Genealogists (http://fasg.org/about/ : seen 11 October 2021).
2. “New Fellows: Robert Fight, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, and Randy A. West,” American Culture of Genealogists (https://fasg.org/information/).

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