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







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

Genetic Genealogy for Beginners

DNA Testimg for Beginners














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