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Happy 90th Birthday to our Founder!

Today is the birthday of our Founder and Guiding Light Valencia Benham King Nelson! Valencia was a pioneer in developing and launching black genealogy on the internet. She has worked tirelessly over three decades to popularize African American genealogy. She has mentored, inspired, and collaborated with hundreds of aspiring genealogy researchers. Her list of mentees includes many nationally recognized African American genealogists. Although she has slowed down a bit, Valencia is still actively involved in the day-to-day operations of AfriGeneas. Please join us in wishing her a Happy and Blessed 90th Birthday and Best Wishes for a happy, healthy and productive year ahead.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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