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:

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

Association for Gravestone Studies (member)

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

Duke University Alumni Association (member)

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

The Historic Oak Lawn Cemetery Foundation – Suffolk, Virginia (Secretary/Historian)

National Genealogical Society (member)

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

Sacred Grounds Project, Inc. (President)

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society (member)

Tidewater Genealogical Society (member)


Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Norfolk, Virginia

Facebook: African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth, Virginia

Facebook: African American Cemeteries of Norfolk, Virginia

Facebook: Friends of Oak Lawn Cemetery (est. 1885)

Facebook: Sacred Grounds Project, Inc.

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