Joint Resolution to Redesignate Arlington House as a National Historic Site

Arlington House is located in northern Virginia on a hill overlooking the nation's capital. The mansion was constructed by George Washington Parke Custis on an 1,100-acre plantation between 1802-1818 to honor the first president of the United States, George Washington, who also was Custis' step grandfather. The construction was done by some of the nearly 5-dozen enslaved people inherited by Custis from Martha Washington's dowery and brought from Mount Vernon. More...

Inaugural Edition: Journal of the Society of the First African Families of English America.

Charlottesville, Virginia. -- The Society of the First African Families of English America (SOFAFEA) is proud to announce our Inaugural Edition of our Journal of the Society of the First African Families of English America. Published annually, the Journal of the Society of the First African Families of English America is the leading journal on compiled genealogies and histories of Americans of African descent focusing on the colonial period of 1619 to the American Revolution and beyond. Articles solve genealogical problems, identify histories of family groups, presents analysis of multiple generations, and provides authoritative documentation to assist in family research. More...