Executive Director

Desi L. Campbell


My desire is to become a certified genealogist specializing in African American History in North and South Carolina. My desire to help African American to find their past beyond 1870 with my experience in researching wills, probate records, and deeds will enable me to go beyond their ancestor’s freedom. My experience with ancestry DNA, 23 and Me, Family Tree DNA and GED Match will also enable me to connect relatives of my clients that may not know they are connected. 



Johnson C. Smith   University

August 1997 – July 1993

B. A. Music Business

Savannah State   University

January 2011- June 2016

Pathways to Teaching Scholar

Music Education Certification

Board of Certified Genealogists

On the Clock 

November 2017-November 2018

Genealogy Experience


Harnett County Genealogy   Workshop


Coats,   NC February 2016

Harnett County Genealogy   Festival


Coats,   NC August 2017, February 2018, Lillington, NC August 2018

Belk Corporation Black   History Month 

What   about your DNA 


Charlotte,   NC February 2017

Mecklenburg County African   Heritage Festival


Charlotte,   NC February 2018

Friendship Missionary   Baptist Church Genealogy Conference


Charlotte,   NC January 2018

African American   Historical Genealogy Society Regional Conference 

Writing   and Publishing your family History-Presenter

Raleigh,   NC February 2017, Greensboro, NC February 2018

African American   Historical Genealogical Society National 

Writing   and Publishing your Family History-Presenter


Bahamas   Cruise October 2018

Roots Tech Conference 2017


Salt   Lake City, Utah

Harnett County African   American Heritage Festival

Harnett   County, NC Organizer 2019

Harnett County African   American Video Documentary

“The   African American Experience” 

Dunn,   NC February 2019

Family History Projects


Client – Jonathan King

King- Freeman Family Heritage July 2015

Client – Peggy Robinson 

Holliday-Ryals-Shaw-McLean family Heritage 2016

Client - Daisy Furbush

Humphry Family Heritage August 2016

Client – Lenora Campbell

Bostic- McPhatter- Purcell Family Heritage February   2016

Client – Linda Spears Sturdivant

Spears-Dowdy-Massey Family February 2017

Client – Melissa Darden

Darden – Best Family Heritage April 2018

Client – Reggie Terrell Moore

Moore-Newkirk-Fennell-Pickett Family Heritage July   2017

Client – Donnie Stroman

Stroman Family Heritage July 2017

Client -Joyce Martin

Brower-Carter- March 2018

Client - Nelson Smith

Cameron-McNeill Family Heritage July 2018

Client –   Jannie McNeill 

Chalmers-McNeill-Campbell Family Heritage August   2018

Client – Latanga Elliott

Elliott-Harris Family Heritage August 2018

Client - Booker T. McNeill

McNeill-Smith-Williams Family Heritage September   2018

Client – Paul Stewart

Stewart Family Heritage November 2018

Client - Paul Murchison

The   Descendants of Jack Murchison November 2018

Board of Genealogist Certification paper

Published Author

The   Descendants Volume I and II 

September   2014

The   African American Heritage Monument

February   2016 

The Road   Once Traveled

April 2017

The   McNeill Story

October   2017

The Holmes   Story 

December   2018

Published Author


Published Author

The Descendants Volume I and II 

September 2014

The African American Heritage Monument

February 2016 

The Road Once Traveled

April 2017

The McNeill Story

October 2017

The Holmes Story 

December 2018

Other Accompliments


Lawton – Swinton Family 

Researched and organized for publishing with Vonneta Bell August 2012

The Legacy of Martin Humphry

Researched and organized for publishing with Daisy Furbush

September 2013

African American Heritage Monument 

February 2016 Coats Museum


109 S. McKinley Ave Coats, NC

African American Heritage Monument

August 2018 Shaw Halfway House


Turlington Road Dunn, NC

African American Heritage Monument

February 2018 Oak Grove Plantation


Hwy 87 Averasboro, NC