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ABC News

ABC News is the news division of the American television network ABC. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In addition to the division’s television programs, ABC News has radio and digital outlets, including ABC News Radio and ABC News Live, plus various podcasts hosted by ABC News personalities. Learn more

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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is a non-profit 501(c)3, which 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.

AAHGS was founded in 1977 in Washington, DC by a small group of historians and genealogists, who felt a need to share resources and methodology for pursuing historical and genealogical research. For more than 46 years, our members have worked together to trace the historical ties that bind us one to another, mold the present, and shape the future. We operate as a national organization with 35 local chapters nationwide. Learn more

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The Community Foundation for the Virgin Islands

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands was created to serve both donors and nonprofit organizations of the Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for both present and future generations. Its primary goal is to build a growing collection of permanent funds, from which the income is disbursed to institutions and programs whose purpose is to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the islands’ people. CFVI’s grantmaking from unrestricted sources focuses on innovative programs and projects that show promise of developing into longer-term responses to the needs of children, youth and families in the Virgin Islands. Learn more


Daughters of the American Revolution

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. DAR is committed to bringing more awareness to Revolutionary War Patriots of all backgrounds as the nation approaches the 250th anniversary of the founding of our country. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.

Through the DAR Genealogical Research System, the public can access a free database of information amassed by the DAR about these Patriots as well as other valuable resources for family history research. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active women’s service organizations with nearly 190,000 current members worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Learn more about the work of today’s DAR



FamilySearch is dedicated to preserving important family records and making them freely accessible online. Our work is worldwide and has involved collaborations with more than 10,000 organizations in over 100 countries. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members. Learn more


Fordham University Press

Fordham University Press not only represents and uphold the values and traditions of the University itself but also furthers those values and traditions through the dissemination of scholarly research and ideas. The Press publishes boundary-breaking print and digital books that bring recognition to itself, the University, and authors while balancing the need to publish in new formats and work collaboratively on and off campus. Its regional imprint, Empire State Editions, and location in New York City’s Lincoln Center neighborhood reinforce the university’s motto, New York is My Campus, Fordham is My School. Learn more


The Georgetown Memory Project (GMP)

The GMP is an independent group founded by friends, allies & alumni of Georgetown University, aligned with the Georgetown slaves and their living descendants. The GMP is guided by the Jesuit philosophy of magis (doing more), and committed to the ideals of Truth, Reconciliation & Reunion. Learn more

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Godfrey Memorial Library

Godfrey Memorial Library (GML) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the state of Connecticut in 1947 and first opened its doors in May 1951. GML has designed and launched the Godfrey Scholar, an online research tool that contains searchable databases and digitized content. It is also a Family History Center, a licensed branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. It houses a large physical collection of books, family histories, and other records, as well as an extensive digital collection available online. While on site, visitors can access their physical and digital collections, plus the Library Editions of Ancestry and MyHeritage, as well as the suite of databases on American ancestors. Learn More

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Heritage Library Foundation

The Heritage Library offers research assistance on ancestry in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s history from prehistory to the modern era. It owns two historic sites, Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation and the Historic Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum. The library houses a wealth of historical information, old photographs, and maps of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, including 71 audiocassette tapes, recorded between 1989 and 1994 by Hilton Head High School students, in partnership with what was then the Museum of Hilton Head Island. The interviews feature prominent local islanders with stories to tell of the island’s past and current events including modern development. Learn More

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New Bedford Free Public Library

Established in 1852, the New Bedford Free Public Library is among the earliest free municipal libraries in the United States. The collection includes more than 373,000 items in print, audio, and video format for adults, young adults, and children, and is home to significant historical holdings including the third largest collection worldwide of American Whaling materials, early 19th century Quaker materials, museum-quality art, and an extensive genealogy collection. The core of the library’s original holdings contains books, periodicals and other materials purchased from the New Bedford Social Library (founded in 1807), which assimilated the collections of the Encyclopedia Society, New Bedford Library Society, New Bedford Athenaeum and Lyceum.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum

Anchored in the story of New Bedford’s whaling industry, the New Bedford Whaling Museum documents and shares the diverse stories of this vibrant maritime region and its people, both bygone and current. Through our partnerships and our Collection, the Museum stands as an institution for learning from, teaching about, and reflecting on humans’ collective impact in our community. Our expanding reach as a cultural and scientific leader can be seen in our growing scholarship, research, and increased presentations of fine art. As a compelling destination that anchors a national park and vibrant urban seaport, we encourage exploration of our region’s cultural, artistic, historic, and scientific contributions. Learn more

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Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) is a non-profit, membership-based cultural and historical organization incorporated by an official act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1870. PVMA has located noteworthy evidence in its library collections of African Americans, free and enslaved, in Deerfield and is creating an online database of over 2,800 18th century entries from documents, including account books, church, medical, and military records, etc., from Deerfield and surrounding towns. The organization is also transcribing and digitizing each entry image and linking them to their database record, and researching and writing biographies to provide a snapshot of the web of community that demonstrates the interconnectivity of the enslavers, enslaved people, freed African Americans, and those who profited from the labor of the enslaved. Learn More

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Slave Legacy History Coalition

Since its establishment in the fall of 2021, the Slave Legacy History Coalition has developed educational programming and monthly virtual gatherings to bring together local organizations engaged in the work of documenting the histories tied to slavery and Black New Englanders. It has created a much-needed space in the community to discuss the embedded legacy of slavery throughout the local landscape. Learn More

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The Texas Freedom Colonies Project

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project is an evolving social justice initiative that documents Black landscape heritage and historic sites and conducts research that supports grassroots preservationists’ goals. In addition, it is a statewide, educational, social justice initiative dedicated to preserving Black settlements’ landscapes, heritage, and grassroots practice through participatory research. Academics, practitioners, and descendants are their coresearchers. Freedom colony descendants’ long history of struggle against systemic racism and commitment to self-determination, asset building, and collective identity formation inform the principles of the Texas Freedom Colonies. Learn More

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The White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Its mission is to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. In addition to conducting research of First Family life, architecture, fine arts, and the White House Gardens and Grounds, the White House Historical Association launched Slavery in the President's Neighborhood in February 2020. This research initiative seeks to identify enslaved and free African Americans who built, lived, and worked at the White House. Learn More

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