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, a certificate in Paralegal and a certificate in Author Coaching.
She has been a contributing author of several books, magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two books, “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom” and “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.” She currently has a monthly column in the Alexandria Times Newspaper on African American local history called, “The Other Alexandria.” Char has written an article for the Virginia Encyclopedia on Alexandria’s Freedmen Cemetery. She also occasionally writes a column for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) newsletter call “Char’s Corner.” She was a 2021 nonfiction and fiction judge for the Heard’s Writing Contest.
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.” Her most recent film project was on “The Earl Lloyd Story, The First to Make It.” In addition, Char is working on two reparation projects in Virginia.
Char teaches and lectures throughout the United States. She has received numerous awards from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 all way back to the early 2000. In 2014, she became a “Living Legend of Alexandria, Virginia.”
She is a retired Senior Policy Writer for the Federal government. She currently runs her business, “FindingThingsforU, LLC.
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.