african american

Genealogy Group

serving philadelphia + the tri-state area

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“A People without knowledge of its History, is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey

We’re on a mission!


African American Genealogy Group is on a mission to help people discover their ancestral roots through education and a commitment to building community.

Next Upcoming Meeting



Come and join us every
2nd Tuesday of each month, except July and August, for our General Meeting.

These meetings are always free and open to the public.


March 2023 General Member Meeting

The Emotional Side of DNA with Bernice Bennett

Tuesday, March 14, 2023


6:30 – 8:30 PM

“Secrets, scandals and lies” do exist, and some individuals will take those to their graves. However, DNA results may enrich as well as rewrite the story of who you thought you were, and how you got here. In addition, while waiting for your DNA results to arrive, you should determine how you would respond prior to receiving them. Should you publicly share your results with others? Suppose you find out that your father is not your biological father?” “Or your sister is your half-sister?” Are you an adoptee searching for your biological parents? What is the right thing to do when you feel the need to disclose information that maybe emotionally harmful?



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Discover how the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia can help you trace your ancestor’s journey through established methods geared specifically for African Americans.

How can we help you start your genealogy journey?

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