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10 Million Names is dedicated to recovering the names of the estimated ten million men, women, and children of African descent who were enslaved in pre- and post-colonial America between the 1500s and 1865.

10 Million Names is engaging a collaborative network of expert genealogists, cultural organizations, and community-based family historians to amplify the voices of people who have been telling their family stories for centuries, connect researchers and data partners with people seeking answers to family history questions, and expand access to data, resources, and information about enslaved African Americans.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.

BHE GT&S is an interstate natural gas transmission and storage company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in 10 states. It is a standalone subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. At BHE GT&S, we have a broad footprint, but a focus on positive local impact.

Our long history of investment in our communities includes donating our time as well as our funds to support the many important organizations and services that help a community thrive.

A deeper understanding of your heritage and family history sheds light on who you are and can strengthen your identity and sense of belonging.

That’s why Ancestry® combines billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees and samples from millions of people in the AncestryDNA® network to help you discover your unique place in history and gain meaningful insights that can impact your future.

FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historically known as the Genealogical Society of Utah, FamilySearch was founded in 1894, is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind, and is the largest genealogy organization in the world.

Its purpose is simple-help people connect with their ancestors through easy access to historical records, by offering free access to its resources and service online at

Founded in 2019, The Society of the First African Families of English America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit lineage organization that unites descendants of African ancestry who lived in English America prior to March 5, 1770, the date of the Boston Massacre and the death of Crispus Attucks the first patriot casualty of the American Revolution, and includes those patriots who served in the war or supported the war cause.

Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) is a lineage society for descendants of individuals enslaved in English colonial America and the United States of America from 1619 to 1865.

It is dedicated to preserving the memory of our freed and enslaved ancestors. The organization was started in 2011 and incorporated in Washington, D.C.

The Descendants of Enslaved Communities at UVA will serve as the collective voice of all descendants of enslaved and free Black communities who labored at the University of Virginia through research, education, and preservation.

Our mission is to research and reclaim the narrative, to honor the legacies of enslaved and free Black communities and their descendants, and to achieve restorative justice for communities rooted at the University of Virginia and surrounding regions.

Founded in 1979, the Association of Professional Genealogists is the world’s largest association for professional genealogists, representing more than 2,000 members in forty countries around the world.

We provide education, advocacy, best practices, and a professional community to our members in order to secure records access and to help advance their careers and the genealogical profession as a whole. We also seek to protect the interests of clients engaging the services of a professional genealogist and the public perception of the field of genealogy.

The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.

Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures.

For thirty years Family Tree Maker® has been the world's favorite genealogy software making it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage. This intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree, and the end result is a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come!

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society  promotes genealogical skill development, establishes high standards of genealogical research, and develops strategies to increase the awareness of and interest in family history.

Located in Arlington, Virginia, the National Genealogical Society’s mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.

As the Commonwealth's library and archives, the Library of Virginia is a trusted educational institution. We acquire, preserve, and promote access to unique collections of Virginia's history and culture and advance the development of library and records management services statewide.
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P. O. Box 73067
Washington, DC 20056-3067


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