Char McCargo Bah

Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. She has undergrad degrees in Urban Studies and African-American Studies. She holds professional certificates in genealogy, publishing, investigation, research and paralegal. She has been a genealogist since 1981; appearing in numerous television interviews and documentaries. She is currently working on the Virginia Theological Seminary’s Reparation Project and the Alexandria, Virginia Public House Project in locating descendants. Char has received numerous awards including nominated in 2019 for Who Who’s in America. She will appear in the 2020 Who Who’s in America publication. In 2014, she became Alexandria, Virginia’s Living Legend. She is the author of two books including her recent book, “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom.” She is a freelance writer on local history for her column, “The Other Alexandria,” in the Alexandria Gazette Newspaper. And, a member of several genealogical societies, National Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, Fairfax Genealogical Society, Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society and numerous historical and writing societies and organizations.

Char's Upcoming Live Webinars (1)

Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Say Amen: Going to Church with the Master –Finding the Mother Church
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Pre-civil war churches show the relationship between Masters and their slaves. Enslaved people attended Church with their owners and they were recorded beside their owners. Some of the enslaved individuals even got married in their Master’s church. This lecture will show you how to identify the Mother’s church and to…
Fri, November 5 2021: 18:00 UTC