Teresa A. Vega is a genealogist, family historian, and blogger (www.radiantrootsboricuabranches.com). Teresa has been able to trace several family lines back to colonial New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Her research specialties include both African-American and Puerto Rican Genealogy in general, Free Blacks in the Northeast, The Afro-Dutch Cultural Legacy in NY/NJ, and the NY-Madagascar Slave Trade. She is a member of both the NJ and NY Chapters of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAGHS), sits on the Board of the Rye (NY) Historical Society, and is affiliated with Rutgers University Public History Project. In addition. she is also the co-administrator of FamilyTree DNA’s Malagasy Roots Project. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Anthropology and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College.