Greenwich Preservation Trust Heritage Speaker Series Presents: A Look at Connecticut Slavery Personified: My Lyon-Green-Merritt Ancestors with Teresa Vega

Teresa Vega

Teresa Vega

Teresa Vega has been researching her family history/genealogy for almost 20 years. She began in 2010 to research her family history in using a combination of traditional genealogy and genetic genealogy. Ms. Vega has been able to trace several of her maternal mixed-race lines back to colonial New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Massachusetts and Virginia.

She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College and worked as an adjunct professor in Cultural Anthropology while attending CUNY Graduate School and University Centers doctoral program in Anthropology. Ms. Vega is also the co-administrator of Family Tree DNA’s Malagasy Roots Project along with CeCe Moore of PBS’s Finding Your Roots and DNA Detectives.

The talk is March 26, 2017 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Center of Greenwich Cos Cob, Ct. Admission is Free. Refreshments will be served The event is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Conboy and Ms. Margaret Conboy Esq.

  • peterfalexander

    Good for her!
    She can’t name a single Republican that ever owned a slave….

  • peterfalexander

    Could someone ask her to name a single Republican that owned as Slave?

    • DCawley

      Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican President, owned slaves. Though I doubt that you realize the difference between the current Republican party (which I am a member of) and the Republican party when it began around the 1850s.