Janis Forté is a genealogist, writer and lecturer who has received awards and citations for her research achievements. She the Chair of the Afro- American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago (AAGHSC).
In 2009 – 2011, she chaired the publication committee of the Chicago based AAGHSC’s book, “30th Anniversary Our Heritage Family Stories”. This 386 page hard cover book is a fully indexed compilation of African American genealogies, family stories, pedigree charts and family group sheets. It is shelved in many county and state libraries, major genealogy libraries and archives and the Library of Congress. This book has been digitized by the Family History Library of the LDS and is now searchable online.
She is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a Masters Degree in Social Service Administration.