Work with others in groups
to trace a given family tree
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
The Chapter and the National Archives at Atlanta presented a symposium February 15, 2014 on "The Enduring Chronicle: Civil Rights and the Railroads." (View program here.) The daylong event highlighted southern railroad discrimination lawsuits and related documents that are available for genealogical research at the Archives. It also recognized the experiences of Pullman Porters, gandy dancers and other black railroad workers.
See larger photos here.
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is a national non-profit membership organization committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy and culture of African-ancestored populations of the local, national, and international communities.
The AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter provides a local forum for sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology and research sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations.
►Workshops and a speakers' forum to meet the needs and interests of chapter members
►Monthly meetings that offer opportunities to meet other researchers and share research strategies, problems and successes unique to African American family tree searches
►State focus groups for researchers of specific states, as determined by member interest and participation
►Interactions between family history researchers and genealogists of all levels of experience, from beginners to published veterans
*(Chapter members' ancestors, black history, significant places and some of the documents we seek. To pause the slideshow at the top, hover your cursor over the desired image.)