Arts, Culture, and Humanities

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Inc

  • Freeport, NY
  • www.aagsinc.net

Mission Statement

Teaching genealogy, we help our clients develop and enhance reading, writing and research skills,while discovering their heritage and culture. We help families bridge the gap between young and old and lay the foundation of self-esteem through self-knowledge. We also contribute to the body of genealogical/historic work by transcribing and indexing data.

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Service Areas

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New York

Our Freeport New York Chapter serves all of Nassau County with particular emphasis in Freeport, Roosevelt, Hempstead, Uniondale, Baldwin and Rockville Center.

Our Brooklyn Chapter meets at the Macon Public Library. We also have a chapter that meets in Montgomery Alabama.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Joysetta Pearse

Keywords

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Genealogical Research, Family History, Writing

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EIN

11-3308608

 Number

1421332739

Physical Address

African American Museum & Center for Education & Fine Arts 110 North Franklin Street

Hempstead, NY 11550 3029

Also Known As

Aags, Inc.

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Since 2006, we have been involved in the process of obtaining landmark status for the Jackson Family burial ground. Years of genealogical/historical research confirmed the original ownership of the property now called the Harold Avenue Cemetery, in Wantagh, NY. We traced the descendancy of the African American, Jeffrey Jackson, who purchased the land in 1808; and were able to contact the living descendants of Jeffrey. Family members representing the 7th, 8th and 9th generations of Jackson desecendants were present to hear the Town of Hempstead Legislature accept the proposal of the Landmark Preservation Committee and grant landmark status.  Projects like this are extremely rewarding and encourage us to continue to illuminate history and connect families and individuals to their roots.

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Program 1

We conduct workshops at the Freeport Memorial Library once a month, for at least 30 people per session; and consultat at the African American Museum on Saturdays, for at least 5 people each week. We co-sponsor 2 major genealogical seminars each year, serving about 1,200 people. And we present major educational/historical programs at the African American Muesum of Nassau County several times a year serving about 1,000 people. Our museum and library events serve a majority under-served, African American community. The seminars serve an integrated population of various ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds.

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Service Areas

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New York

Our Freeport New York Chapter serves all of Nassau County with particular emphasis in Freeport, Roosevelt, Hempstead, Uniondale, Baldwin and Rockville Center.

Our Brooklyn Chapter meets at the Macon Public Library. We also have a chapter that meets in Montgomery Alabama.

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African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Inc

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Principal Officer

Joysetta Pearse

BIO

Joysetta Pearse is a Board Certified Genealogist and has been conducting genealogical research since 1988. She has lectured and led workshops on genealogical/historical research at Medgar Evers College, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, New York University and a host of libraries, churches and community facilities in he tri-state area. A member of American MENSA, Joysetta is the current president of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island. She is a former governor of the Northeast District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs; and former governor of that organization's International District.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Julius O Pearse

Jul Joy Associates, Inc.

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2015

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