Char McCargo Bah is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and has been doing genealogical research since 1981. She holds two undergraduate degrees, a certificate in Legal Research Investigation, and a certificate in Paralegal. Char is also a genealogy student at the University of Toronto at Saint Michael College. She has been a contributing author of several books, magazines and newspapers. Her column “Char’s Corner” appears six-times a year in the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) newsletter, and her articles on Alexandria African American sites appear in the online site Examiner.com. Her previous column, “Genie Speaks,” was with Our Heritage Magazine.
She appeared on several television and radio programs on genealogy with FOX-5 TV, Maryland Public Broadcasting Corp., and the Arlington Public Broadcasting Corp. She appeared in the History Detectives in 2007 and in 2007 BBC radio station in London. In 2009, Ms. Bah consulted with the “CAPA France TV.”
Char has a quarterly lecture series with the Alexandria Black History Museum titled Their Voices Can Be Heard, discussing various genealogical topics on the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery Descendant’s project. In May 2011, Char was a recipient of the Virginia Genealogical Society Volunteer Award. In April 2009, she received a 2009 Alexandria Special History Award for her work on the Alexandria Freedmen Cemetery Project. She is currently working on several genealogical projects: Alexandria, Virginia Freedmen Cemetery Descendant Project; Alexandria, Virginia African American Communities; all black high school Parker-Gray in Alexandria, Virginia; and the Charles Houston Recreation Center Ad Hoc Naming /Narrative Committee. Char also maintains a full-time job with the Federal Government.
Mumini Bah has been an editor of numerous articles on genealogy and African American History. He has undergraduate degrees and master degrees in various disciplines. He attended British schools in his homeland. Mumini obtained his University training in the United States from the University of District of Columbia, Morgan State University, George Washington University and George Mason University. He will be providing his editorial skills and expertise on this web site.