Upcoming Speaking Engagements


February 2017:


“Don’t Erase Us From History: Why Black Cemeteries Matter,” SaturdayFebruary 25th at 3pm, Laurelton-Queens (Laurelton, Queens, NY) Library




March 2017:

“My Afro-Dutch and Malagasy Roots: From New Amsterdam to New Jersey,” Part of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-NJ Lecture Series, Saturday, March 11th, at 3pm, East Orange (New Jersey) Public Library 


“Defending the Byram African-American Cemetery,” Saturday, March 18, at 2pm, Montclair (New Jersey) Public Library



“A Look at Connecticut Slavery Personified: My Lyon-Green-Merritt Ancestors” Sunday, March 26, at 2pm, Greenwich Preservation Trust Heritage Speaker Series, Garden Education Center of Greenwich.




Teresa Vega










August 17, 2017





Stay Tuned for Fall Speaking Engagements

University of Virginia  
Greenwich Historical Society
Queens Library Central Branch


If you would like to schedule a presentation with me, please contact me at RRBBGenealogy@gmail.com.


I am available to speak on the following topics: 


African-American Genealogy

Puerto Rican Genealogy

Slavery in the North

Free Blacks in the Northeast

Early Black Abolitionists in NJ and NY

The Presence of Afro-Dutch and Malagasy Slaves in 17th and 18th Century NY/NJ

The New York to Madagascar Slave Trade in the Late 1600s-Early 1700s

The Afro-Dutch Presence in New Amsterdam

The Historical Importance of African-American Cemeteries

The Fight to Save the Byram African-American Cemetery in Greenwich, CT

Genetic Genealogy for Beginners

DNA Testing for Beginners

DNA Trail from Madagascar to Virginia

















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