San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

  • Home
  • Introducing 10 Million Names

Introducing 10 Million Names

  • 24 Feb 2024
  • 10:30 AM
  • via Zoom

"Introducing 10 Million Names" 

There are at least 44 million descendants of enslaved individuals alive today, but slavery separated families, erased names, and obscured facts. The 10 Million Names Project, recently launched by American Ancestors and its partners, aims to connect the family stories of these descendants to the 10 million men, women, and children of African descent who were enslaved in the U.S. prior to emancipation and to restore their names to history. Join 10 Million Names Research Director Cynthia Evans and learn about the scope of this project, the objectives, and our methodology.

Speaker -- Cynthia Evans, Research Director for 10 Million Names.

Cynthia Evans holds an M.A. in Museum Science. She is a researcher, historian, and genealogist with more than ten years of experience in African American history and research and five years of experience managing a genealogy center that specialized in African American genealogy. As the manager of the genealogy center, she created and implemented genealogical programming for adults and children, genealogical field trip activities for the African American Cultural Center and created a genealogical curriculum. In 2016, she partnered with other local archival institutions to create Austin’s first African American Genealogical symposium.

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software