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Ja’el Gordon Bio

Ja’el Gordon, Louisiana-born Genealogist and a Historian is a Southern University and A&M  College Baton Rouge 2012 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Ja’el Gordon, Louisiana-born Genealogist and a Historian is a Southern University and A&M  College Baton Rouge 2012 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Always dedicated to her  alma mater, Ms. Gordon worked for the Division for Student Affair from 2012 to 2018 where she  managed Student Organizations and created a plethora of successful, engaging events and  programs for the student body and community. In 2015, Ms. Gordon received her Master of Arts  in Museum Studies from Southern University New Orleans and she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate  in Jackson State University’s Higher Education Ph.D. program. Outside of working in Higher  Education, Ms. Gordon has owned her own genealogy business for several years where she  provides family history and genetic genealogy research through educational program facilitation.  As an avid researcher, Ms. Gordon specializes in antebellum and enslaved history research in  Louisiana and Mississippi. In this capacity she conducts research, provides corrective narratives  of the enslaved, and descendant tracing for present and “lost” plantations around the State of  Louisiana with special focus on the River Road plantations. She serves as Charter Member and  current President of the Louisiana Chapter of Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society and was recently selected as the Historian for Our Genetic Legacy History Maker’s Project. She  is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and Sigma Alpha Iota International  Music Fraternity for Women.

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