Dr. Aisha Abdul Rahman, PhD.

Peace & Blessings beloved. I am Aisha Abdul Rahman

Philanthroprenuer, Genealogist & Digital Archivist based out of California

I am a genealogist, archivist, digital preservationist, and heritage traveler.
I have a passion for helping people discover and connect with their family history and cultural heritage.

With over 10 years of experience in genealogy research, I specialize in African American genealogy, with a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. I also have expertise in genetic genealogy, digital archives, records management, archival reparations, and equitable information access.

As a heritage traveler, I enjoy exploring and experiencing the rich history and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. Through my travels, I have gained a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our heritage.

In addition to my professional work, I am also committed to community engagement and volunteerism. I am the founder and CEO of Legacy Designs Studio Inc, currently working on a voluntourism initiative focused on the preservation and promotion of Tasso Island

I attended my first family reunion in Baltimore, Maryland back in 2010, where the torch of keeping the family tree going was passed down to me. Shortly thereafter my grandmother passed away, and I was gifted with all her travel photos and a vintage camera. I had always wanted to travel but never had the time or the money with my whole focus being on my kids. Now with my children being adults, my family history has led me to amazing destinations and experiences like Ghana and Sierra Leone.

I am available for public speaking, lectures, and seminars on a variety of topics, including African American genealogy, genetic genealogy, digital archives and records management for culture and heritage, archival reparations, equitable information access, and heritage travel and tourism.

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“Wells must be dug today to quench the thirst of tomorrow.” – Fulani Proverb

In honor and dedication to my grandmother Gloria LaDon,

my daughter Jzahne LaDon and my granddaughters, Ayah Marie LaDon and Zaynab Ahsia Leone