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Finding Family History with Eugene Armstead

Finding Family History with Eugene Armstead

Coming to the end of #BlackHistoryMonth #HipNJ’s Asia Grace brought in Eugene Armstead of the NJ Chapter of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGSNJ for short) to talk about the work he does with the chapter to look into African American history.

The AAHGSNJ was officially started back in 1990. There are different chapters all around the country, but all the work done with Eugene Armstead’s chapter is based on NJ history. As a a whole the chapter conducts different genealogy workshops, and meets once a month to talk about new finds and provide help to each other’s research if needed.

Since their start they have been looking into different ways to research family ancestry, and plan family reunions. The chapter also provides programs to observe Black History Month and Kwanzaa.

Sone of their research has lead members to find some really incredible things about their past. The chapter has held trip to local branches of the national archives to research actual materials. Their work has been published in journals and newsletters.

To find more information about Eugene Armstead and the NJ Chapter of the ​Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society you can go on their website, Facebook, Instagram, or even send them an email at AAHGSNJ@gmail.com.

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Asia Grace

Urban pop-culture personality, Asia Grace (@Vavabooom) uproariously provides saucy salaciousness to the heartbeat of entertainment journalism. A chief tastemaker of her genre, Asia birthed celebrity news brand, Cheekywiki.com (@TheOfficialCheekywiki__) in 2014, after gaining hands-on news reporting and writing experience at NBC, HOT97, MTV/VH1, SiriusXM, and more while earning her undergraduate degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. As the face of Cheekywiki.com, Asia’s swift wit and boundless media savviness have afforded her the opportunity to serve as a monthly on-air contributor to TMZ Live and TMZ Sports. With great passion and an unyielding commitment to journalistic integrity, Asia regularly provides live red carpet coverage at industry events such as the 2019 Soul Train Awards, the 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards, the 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards, the 2019 Millennium Tour, ComiCon, CultureCon, ‪Jay-Z‬'s Made In America Festival, and many more. Asia has conducted countless interviews with cultural influencers running the gambit from Rick Ross to U.S. Representative Maxine Waters to Blac Chyna. With a uniquely cheeky way of captivating audiences, coupled with a thoughtfully creative slant, she gets to the heart of each story.  An avid digital content creator, Asia is also an accomplished unscripted television producer and podcast creator. Stay familiar with Asia Grace and the Cheeky brand: Personal Instagram: @Vavabooom Cheeky’s İnstagram: @TheOfficialCheekywiki__

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