About

Nadia K. Orton, public historian and professional genealogist. Graduate of Duke University, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science, and African/African American Studies; Certificate in Markets and Management Sciences. Researching and documenting the African-American communities and historic cemeteries of Tidewater, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, and other areas throughout the American South. Affiliations include the following:

African American Cemeteries of Richmond, Virginia

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS – Greater Richmond) (member)

Association for Gravestone Studies (member)

Association for the Study of African American Life and History(ASALH) (member)

Association of Professional Genealogists (member)

Association of Professional Genealogists – North Carolina (member)

Duke University Alumni Association (member)

Executive Planning and Review Team, Evergreen Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia) (member)

Friends of Oak Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia

Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery (Suffolk, Virginia) (Historian)

National Genealogical Society (member)

North Carolina Genealogical Society (member)

Phoenix Historical Society of Edgecombe County, North Carolina (member)

Preservation North Carolina (member)

Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. (President)

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society (member)

Tidewater Genealogical Society (member)

Warren County (NC) African American History Collective (member)


Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Suffolk, Virginia

Facebook: African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth, Virginia

Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Norfolk, Virginia

Facebook: Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery


Web: Sacred Ground, Sacred History

Web: Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia

Web: African American Cemeteries of Suffolk, Virginia

Web: African American Cemeteries of Richmond Virginia

Web: North Carolina Roots: African American Regional Heritage of the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain

Letter from President Barack Obama regarding the Mt Calvary Cemetery Complex (est. 1879), Portsmouth, Virginia. November 10, 2016

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