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Sharon Leslie Morgan

Genealogist, Author, and Founder of Our Black Ancestry


Lowndes County, AL and Noxubee County, MS

Sharon Leslie Morgan is the founder of the Our Black Ancestry Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for African American genealogical research. She also founded OurBlackAncestry.coma website devoted to helping people appreciate and explore African American family history and culture.


For more than 25 years, Sharon has been researching her family history in Lowndes County, AL and Noxubee County, MS. She is a member of several genealogical associations including the National Genealogical Society, the African American Historical and Genealogical Society and local societies in the geographic areas of her research.



  • Searching Our Past to Strengthen Our Future / "Discovering the Dreamers"
  • Finding Our Enslaved Ancestors                            

  • Banishing Brick Walls in Research                             
  • And much more          


Additional Presentation Topics include:


"DNA 101 - Basic Understanding of DNA Testing"

Presented by Michelle Cain Wright


"Wills and Probates: Legal Documents of Our Ancestors"

Presented by David Dearing


"DNA 201 - Genetic Genealogy, DNA Further Explained"

Presented by Charles Barker


"Displaying African American Research"

Presented by Marcia Smith-Woodard and John Moore



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