|Welcome to the Home Page of the Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society. LAAAGS was
founded in 2001 and is located in Lansing, Michigan. The purpose of LAAAGS is to promote the
preservation of African American family history for Lansing area residents and other interested persons.
|LAAAGS is gathering information on early Black families in Greater Lansing for a publication. To contribute
information to this publication you may call 517-882-1293 or email email@example.com.
|This page was last updated February 2014
|Check out this page to see some interesting community highlights from Lansing's past!
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|The 1940 Census is now available! The 1940 Census
was released April 2, 2012 by the National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in
digital form. To be able to access the 1940
Census go to: http://1940census.archives.gov.
|2014 WINTER GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ~ Library of Michigan ~ 702 West Kalamazoo Street,
The LAAAGS Winter Genealogical Conference will feature author and researcher Nimbilasha Cushing as our guest
From age six to fourteen, Nimbilasha Cushing worked alongside her grandparents and a younger sister as a
sharecropper in the cotton fields of Tennessee missing months of school each year. Cushing’s path from
sharecropper to writer took her from the segregated South, to St. Louis, to service in the United States Air
Force, and ultimately, a 31 year career as a flight attendant with United Air Lines.
An excerpt from her short story Revival of One was selected to appear as a sidebar in Lucy McCauley’s A Woman’s
Path. The same excerpt was used in a 2005 PBS broadcast, “New Morning.” In 2010 Cushing’s short story A Lost
Season was listed as a finalist for inclusion in the Glimmer Train Press issue “Family Matters.”
In 2012 Cushing completed her memoir Come This Way ~ There Is An Exit. She continues to write short stories
and essays from her home in Indiana. When she is not writing or traveling for leisure, she spends time volunteering
with children, the elderly and doing work for her church.
Conference pre-registrations can be reserved by emailing SECLAAAGS@LAAAGS.org or by calling (517) 449-8279.
Pre-registrations and pre-orders for books (or lunch) must be received by FEBRUARY 10, 2104.
The next meeting is March 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at the State Library and Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing
Michigan. The meeting will focus on member research and planning for the remainder of the program year. All are
welcome to attend.
|To register for the Conference click on the link below.
|To view the Winter Conference Flyer click on the