Our Purpose The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity
of our common interests in genealogy and Black history. We hope to grow and expand our activities as we attract
new members. We also want to experience enjoyable times when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships
and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Our mission is
to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating
the public and expanding our outreach.
In February 1982, the Black Genealogy Search Group
of Denver, Colorado was formed by the six individuals in attendance, with the help of Shirley Sheets, Library Assistant at
the Denver Public Library.
Our main objectives have been 1) to bring together searchers
with the same interests to experience the fellowship of these gatherings as they share problems and discoveries
and learn genealogical research techniques from each other and from other resources, 2) to encourage and assist African
American researchers to reclaim their rich heritage, and 3) to encourage searchers to document their research efforts and
write their family histories.
Thanks to a large number of dedicated members and excellent instruction,
many researchers have been able to trace their roots and locate ancestors.
Our newsletter, Black
Tracks, is used to share information among our members, as well as to publish the results of their research efforts.
In January 1993 the Ford-Warren Branch became home to the organization until January 2004 when we moved
the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.
1. To share information about genealogy in general and Black genealogy in particular.
2. To gather and share
genealogical resource materials.
3. To gather and share information about Black history in general.
4. To hold workshops, plan field trips and present guest speakers.
5. To foster contact and interaction with
individuals and groups whose purposes and goals are similar to ours.