Midwest African American Genealogy Institute Celebrates Milestone Year!

Midwest African American Genealogy Institute Celebrates Milestone Year!


Chicago, IL-December 23, 2016 - The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute a nationally acclaimed genealogy institute is opening registration for the 5th consecutive year to individuals interested in African American Genealogy. “The Genealogy Center in Indiana, is very pleased to partner with this great institute", said Curt Witcher, The Genealogy Center Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. MAAGI 2017 will be held from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13 at this world famous genealogy repository. The goal is to provide education, through research with the right resources. MAGGI fulfills an educational need in the study of African American genealogy by enhancing skills and introducing resources in African American Genealogy and Family History Research. The 2017 attendees will select a track in which they immersed themselves in a core curriculum for three days taking 12 different classes, guided by nationally recognized genealogy instructors.

  • Track 1: Fundamental Genealogy Research Methods and Strategies
    “Research, analyze, formulate the question and learn”
  • Track 2: DNA & Genealogy
    “Review, analyze, evaluate & connect DNA with the dots with your genealogy”
  • Track 3: Intermediate Genealogy: Pre & Post Slavery Era Research
    “New resources, document review and analysis”
  • Track 4: Genealogy Writing From Planning to Publication
    “Learn how to turn your genealogy into telling the story”

MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 48 classes with multiple tracks over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. Since 2013, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) has provided an amazing learning experience for genealogists and researchers. The Institute, also known commonly as MAAGI has grown and has taken its place as a trusted educational and training institute.

MAAGI's history is a unique one, having been hosted for the first three years at Harris Stowe State University, in St. Louis. Participants found that MAAGI provided genealogical training and guidance needed to expand their skills. For 2016, the MAAGI experience was hosted at one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country, Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Ft. Wayne Indiana. The faculty was delighted to take the institute to Allen County, and this next year, participants will be able to take advantage of being at this amazing repository once again, and will be able to utilize the research opportunities while there.