One of the Key gateways of returning to your African roots 

Please contact one of our Online Heritage Research Advisors 


Mr. Jerry Ward 

House Chairman  & Senior Historian/Researcher on  Indo African & Negro Genealogical  History in North Carolina



Michelle Centers 

Senior field Research Advisor  European, African and Native American Genealogy

888-693-8314  Ex 702    


The House of Ancestry

Adjunct Professors,

Presenters, Scholars, and Lecturers


Educational Advisors 

HRM Lonzado Langley -National Spokesman , Professional Forensic Genealogist/Colonial Historian on Indian Slavery and Colonial Slave Trade - Senior Researcher/Advisor on colonial racial laws. Census resporting and the history of Savannah River Uchee and Apalache people South Carolina and Georgia. 


Irma Suggs  Researcher and Family Historian on Early Virginia Colonial Laws. Maryland, DC, VA



Honorary Member 

Honorable - Beverly A. Harper 


Public Speakers 

Lonzado Langley  Forensic Genealogist and  Colonial Investigative Historian  

Jerry Ward - Sr  Family Historian  

Irma Suggs - Sr Family Historian



Genealogy Certification

Certification Programs


There is a home study online course offered by the National Genealogical Society under their Learn Center at For a genealogy library, you may want to join the Association for Professional Genealogists


If you wish to pursue your genealogy studies further, you may want to explore the certification programs available to Genealogists offered through: The International Commission on the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist, and the Board for Certification of genealogists


American Library Association


The America Library Association (ALA) has a Genealogy Committee under the History Section of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). They usually have programs and meetings at ALA conferences.


National Genealogical Conferences


One of the best ways to learn more about genealogy is to attend the national, regional, and local genealogy conferences.


There are many but the three major national conferences are National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and GENTECH. Regional and local societies often  sponsor a national society conference in their cities so these conferences appear all year long in different parts of the country.


Go to Cyndi’s List event calendar for information on conferences.


Genealogical Institutes


Many institutes offer scholarships to librarians and genealogists.


The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) holds its annual Salt Lake Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It is usually held in January of each year. Phone: (888) 463-6842; e-mail:


Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Alabama. This is an excellent annual institute usually held at mid-year.


The Genealogical Institute of Mid-America holds an annual study program. For details, contact Gary Hargis:; or phone the Illinois State Genealogical Society: (217) 789-1698.


The National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) has been held for over 50 years. In Washington, D.C. the current institutes are held at the newly renovated National Archives building in Washington, D.C. and in College Park, Maryland. The program is geared to experienced researchers (genealogists, historians, librarians, archivists). It is not an introductory course in genealogy. Usually takes place at mid-year.


There are several institutes in Canada. Do a Google search


College and University Course


Brigham Young University holds its annual Computerized Genealogy Conference at the BYU conference center in Provo, Utah.


For more information or to register: visit or phone (801) 378-8925.


Hartnell College (Salinas, California)  and Monterey Peninsula College in California offer a Library Science, Associates Degree Program in Genealogy and Computers.





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