Letter from New President

by Eunice Buffington

AAHGS-Memphis members,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing this letter to you in order to accept my nomination to the position of Chapter President for 2022 - 2024 with AAHGS - Mid South.I'm deeply honored to know that my fellow society members felt me worthy of such an important responsibility. My personal thank you to outgoing President, Teresa Hill Mays for her outstanding leadership and dedication to AAHGS-Memphis.

I am excited to begin my duties upon transfer of responsibility and transition, and already have a few ideas for projects to promote genealogy and family history within the community and abroad.

  • Grandma Grandpa's Story
  • Irish Afro American Ancestry
  • Spillit Family History Edition[Josh Campbell]
  • DNA Cousin Meet and Greet
  • Descendants of Elaine Massacre Reunion[Lisa Hicks]
  • Native Afro American blood, hiding in plain side
  • African Ancestry Presentation
  • AAHGS Social media presence
  • AAHGS engagement calendar
  • Event committee

These are only a few ideas I have, I gladly welcome any suggestions or ideas from group members.I feel that collectively we all make a contribution to the organization, and I am grateful for the opportunity you have given me to be a part of the growth of this organization.

A little about me, a native of Memphis, Retired Warrant Officer(CW4), with a BS in Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. Family historian and genealogist, I have been researching for 12 years with active membership with Tennessee Genealogical Society, Marshall County Mississippi Heritage Society, and Georgia Genealogical Society. I also holds active membership with the NAACP, National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Civil Rights Museum, as well as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. I look forward to working with officials, members, and the AAHGS-Memphis extended community in my new capacity.

Eunice Buffington