Jones-Fitts speaks during UWA workshop

IMG_0570The Black Belt Archives and The Marengo County History and Archives Museum (MCHAM) sponsored a workshop on Oct. 2-3 on the campus of the University of West Alabama, Livingston. One of the major presenters and planners was Mary Jones-Fitts.

She is a professional genealogical researcher, instructor, and lecturer with 30-plus years of experience specializing in Slave and African American research in Alabama, specifically in Marengo and Hale Counties.

Jones-Fitts is the President/Director of the Marengo County History and Archives Museum and Director of Alabama’s Canebrake Genealogical and Historical Society & Library. She is also co-founder of the Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group, located in Birmingham, Alabama. She has recently been the recipient of several honors, recognizing her many talents.

Recently Mary had an article, “My African American Research: Two Stories” published in the Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. magazine, AGS MAGAZINE, volume 46, spring/summer 2014. In addition, Mary was elected to the Friends of the Alabama Archives Board of Directors for a two-year term, 2015-2017.