Buffalo Genealogical Society of the African Diaspora
The Buffalo Genealogical Society of the African Diaspora (BGSAD) was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1996 by Sonia L. Walker and Robert N. Davis, Jr. It was incorporated in the state of New York under New York Education Law in 1999. The focus of the organization has been that of an educational entity, encouraging and promoting the use of genealogy/family history as a tool for understanding the socio-historical context of people of African descent in the United States.
The Buffalo Genealogical Society of African Diaspora (BGSAD) Funeral Program and Obituary Project was envisioned by the late Robert N. Davis, Jr. cofounder of the Society. The volumes of the collection are housed in the William A. Miles Room at the Frank Merriweather, Jr. Library. The programs in the collection were donated by individuals, funeral homes, churches, and print shops.
Buffalo Genealogical Society of the African Diaspora is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.