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 (2)

Fri, July 1 2022: 18:00 UTC
Ole Master Record All Us In The Good Book – Using the Slave Owner’s Bible Records
Fri, July 1 2022: 18:00 UTC
Locating and using former slave owners’ bible records can reveal slave families as well as their birth, ages and deaths. These records are valuable and can predate statewide vital statistic records. In addition, these records can show enslaved persons were listed with their enslaved families.
Locating and using former slave owners’ bible records can reveal slave families as well as their birth, ages and deaths. These records are valuable and can predate statewide vital statistic records. In addition, these records can show enslaved persons were listed with their enslaved families.
Fri, July 1 2022: 18:00 UTC
Fri, December 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
Finding Unknown Descendants of a Freedmen Cemetery
Fri, December 2 2022: 19:00 UTC
This presentation discuss the methods Char Bah used to locate thousands of descendants of a Civil War Cemetery that had no headstones. This lecture will enhance your research skills in bring the past to the present; and, your knowledge in the community that these individuals once lived in. The methods in this presentation can be used to locate anyone that you are researching especially deceased individuals of a cemetery.
This presentation discuss the methods Char Bah used to locate thousands of descendants of a Civil War Cemetery that had no headstones. This lecture will enhance your research skills in bring the past to the present; and, your knowledge in the community that these individuals once lived in. The methods in this presentation can be used to locate anyone that you are researching especially deceased individuals of a cemetery.
Fri, December 2 2022: 19:00 UTC

Char's Webinars (1)