Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, a professional genealogist, specializing in genealogical methodology, manuscript collections and African American research. She is a Trustee on the Board of OGS, President of the OGS Cleveland District Roundtable, a member of the Cuyahoga County Ohio Archives Advisory Commission., and serves on the Board of Directors for FGS. She is an affiliate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates, and past president of the African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland.
She is an instructor in Researching in the South, and Intermediate Genealogy, as well as coordinates the African American track at IGHR in Athens, Georgia. She teaches genealogy at SLIG in Salt Lake City, and the African American Genealogy Colloquium at Alabama State University.
She has articles published in the Ohio Genealogy News and Family Tree Magazines. Dr. Abbott can be seen on’s Ancestry Academy teaching African American Genealogy entitled “Needles & Threads”.