Mission and Goals
The Organizing Members
The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) was founded in March 1996 under the leadership of Kathryn Burgess Smith. The organizing members were Charlesetta Braggs-Ford, Jeanette Braxton-Secret, Charles T. Brown, Rayford Bullock, Electra Kimble Price, and Ranie George Smith.
The organizers had a strong desire to preserve and promote the study of records of a genealogical and historical nature relating to African American ancestry. AAGSNC, a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in the state of California on November 4, 1998. AAGSNC is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
The African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated in its committment to national and international African-ancestry family history research. The society provides a unique approach to education, research skills and support to anyone interested in genealogy.
- To promote interest in genealogy, biography, and related history of African Americans.
- To supplement and enrich the education of African Americans through the collection, preservation and maintenance of African American genealogical materials.
- To promote the accumulation and preservation of African American genealogical and related historical material and make such material available to all.
- To promote and maintain ethical standards in genealogical research and publications.