• Email Us
    contact@bfghs.org
  • Phone Number
    (408) 444-6903
  • Mailing Address
    P.O Box 75654 Phoenix, AZ 85087

WHO IS BFGHS

Black Family Genealogy And History Society a (501(c)3, was founded in September 1992, when a small group of African American researchers led by Larry Lee met at the LDS Family History Center in Mesa. As time went on, the group saw the need for a more formal structure, with bylaws and elected officers.

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The Black Family Genealogy And History Society. (BFGHS) strives to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community. Our primary goals are to promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.

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From the arrival of the first Africans in 1619 to the present day, each of our ancestors has a unique story of survival, perseverance and contributions. Behind every namesake, there was a man, woman or child who had an important role in the success of this great nation. They toiled, they built, they served, they contributed, and they endured great sacrifice. We are their legacy …and their dream must never die.

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Leadership is the ability to guide, direct, or influence people. There is no formula for good leaders, just as there is no formula for building an effective leadership team. Leaders are not those only with degrees. It could be anyone in the organization with the passion, zeal, drive.

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The 400th Commemoration of the First Documented Africans in English North America is a time of reflection on 400 years of significant contributions made by Americans of African descent from colonial Virginia to the present day. It is also a perfect time to chart a new course for the next chapter in our history; to ensure that new generations understand our true history of Americans of African descent, our historic and ongoing accomplishments and achievements; and to instill a sense of pride and values to future generations.

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BFGHS’s website is designed to be the premier online tool for the research of African American history and genealogy.

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Elected Executive Committee Officers

Phyllis Grimes

President

Lamont Monroe

Vice President

Vacant Treasurer

Vacant Treasurer

Tom Campanella

Financial Secretary

Jeryse Kelly

Corresponding Secretary

Khameelah Shabazz

Recording Secretary

Marie Scott

Parliamentarian

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