Happy New Year!

I would like to wish all of our AAHGS News readers a Happy New Year 2009! After an extended absence, we are back on the blog with the November/December and January/February AAHGS News newsletters in the works as I write this.

Thank you to all of our members for continuing their involvement with our organization. Here is the latest update regarding the 2008 elections from our President, Khadijah Matin:

“The AAHGS Board of Directors has voted to defer final ruling on the recent election for officers for the 2009-2010 term pending completion of a review of the procedures employed. We apologize for the delay and any confusion; however, we want to be absolutely clear that process followed comports with our governing documents and that your rights as members have been protected. To that end, the current officers will continue in their positions until the issues surrounding the process have been resolved. When the resolution has been reached, you will be notified through your chapter presidents, through the newsletter, and through the website.  If you have any questions, please contact the vice-presidents for genealogy or history,
Charles Howard at ; or
Denise Lancaster Young at

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009!