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Deborah A. Abbott

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Biography:
Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS). She is the immediate past-president of the African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Ohio (AAGS) and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She holds both the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from Tuskegee University (Alabama) and the Ph.D. degree from Kent State University (Ohio).

Dr. Abbott specializes in African American genealogy, slavery, court records as well as methodology. Her genealogical research project about an African American Family from Kentucky entitled "From Slavery to Freedom to Antioch" was highlighted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio) Newspaper under the title "Six-Volumes to Amplify a Family History" in 2008.

In addition to APG, OGS & AAGS, Dr. Abbott is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and various other local and state genealogy societies.

Dr. Abbott has been researching in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky since 1990.

Academic Degrees:
B.S. (Social Work) ; M.Ed. (Student Personnel Services/Counseling ) ; Ph.D. (Counseling/Human Development )

Research Specialty:
African-Americans ; Court Records

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
KY ; NC ; OH ; South ; Cleveland

Research Counties:
Boyle, KY ; Caswell, NC ; Cuyahoga, OH

Service Categories:
Lecturer/Seminars

Accepts Clients:
No

Address:
17404 Invermere Ave.
City:
Cleveland
State:
OH
Postal Code:
44128
County:
Cuyahoga
Day Phone:
(216) 956-1346
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