Dawne Slater, AG®, CG®
Dawne Slater, AG®, CG®, has been a professional genealogist since 1989. She is currently a Senior Genealogist specializing in African American research for AncestryProGenealogists®, where she has worked since 2015. Prior to coming to Ancestry, Dawne was a genealogy reference librarian in The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has held the Certified Genealogist® credential since 1996 and achieved the AG® credential in African American research in 2021. She has served as a board of trustees member and board secretary for the Board for Certification of Genealogists; a director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies; book review editor for APG Quarterly; and president, vice president, secretary, and journal editor for the Indiana Genealogical Society, among other roles at the local, state, and national level. Dawne has been a lecturer at the local, state, and national levels and is the author of numerous articles and books on genealogical topics. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and French and masters’ degrees in American history and library science. She is the current indexer for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, a role she has filled for more than 20 years.