Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

  • Ancestors*
  • Africa*
  • Africa*
  • Door of No Return*
  • Ancestors*
  • Estate Inventory*
  • 1850/60 Slave Schedules*
  • Will*
  • Ancestors*
  • U.S. Colored Troops*
  • Labor Contract*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census detail*
  • Ancestors*
  • Land Deed*
  • Tax Map*
  • Homestead*
  • Ancestors*
  • Social Security Appl.*
  • Death Certificate*
  • Funeral Program*
  • Ancestors*
  • The reasons we do this*

Metro Atlanta Chapter




Next Meeting:


December 20, 2014

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Fayette City Library

1821 Heritage Parkway

Fayetteville, GA





Red berries on branch


Genealogy Stick Tree




Recent Meetings

Robert Williams and Elyse Hill

Historian Robert Williams and professional researcher Elyse Hill, Chapter members, examine one of the historically accurate 12" figurines in Williams' African American military exhibit in November 2014. In a salute to Veterans Day, they lectured on black WWII and WWI military history and how to find ancestors in WWI records. (Handouts on "Members Only" page.)

Rev Roland Barksdale-Hall and Ancestor

In October 2014, AAHGS-National Publications Director Rev. Roland Barksdale-Hall, whose ancestor (on the screen) was born enslaved in Coweta County, discussed his findings in "210 Years Later: From Georgia Slavery to the Atlanta Braves and Globetrotters." (Handout on "Members Only" page.)

Read about more meetings


The AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter (AAHGS-Atl) 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. Participants range from beginners to published researchers.


We are part of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS), 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.




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Join By: Oct. 31, Nov. 30, or Dec. 31, 2014


The AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter offers:

►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 Research 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


*(The slideshow at the top features AAHGS-Atl Chapter members' ancestors, American black history mileposts, significant places and some of the documents we seek. To pause the slideshow, hover your cursor over the desired image.)

Upcoming Free Webinars (Dec. 3-18, 2014)

Learn about family history for kids, technology, FindAGrave, HeritageQuest, visiting courthouses, and more.