• Black Family Genealogy And History Society | Phoenix Arizona

On September 14-15, 2007, the Black Family Genealogy & History Society hosted the Seventh Annual West Coast Summit on African-American Genealogy.  The title of the Summit was “Celebrating Generations–Past, Present and Future”.

One hundred fifty-two attendees came from many different states to participate in this event.

During the month of September, 2005, the Black Family Genealogy & History Society was profiled in an Arizona Republic article entitled “African-Americans’ Roots:  Group researches lives in Arizona”.  Reporter Sally Mesarosh included quotes from Mary Gant and BFGHS president Henrietta Beckford.  A photograph of Katherine Ayers, then the BFGHS secretary, accompanied the newspaper edition of the article.

Installation of New President Phyllis Grimes . Jan 12 , 2019

Members of the BFGHS’s Phoenix Chapter. Photograph courtesy of Rod Grimes of the Arizona Informant, 4/12/14.

BFGHS Members Photo @ Deer Valley Airport Restaurant . Dec 8th 2018

Welcome to the members of our new Sun Lakes Chapter, which meets in the library of the Oakwood Clubhouse!


Elected Executive Committee Officers

Marie Boykin Scott


Rosalind Matthews

Vice President

Lisa Cobb


Mike Ostler

Corresponding Secretary

Gayle L. King

Recording Secretary

Paulette Howard

Financial Secretary