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*
  • Ancestors*
  • Labor Contract*
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  • 1870 Census detail*
  • Ancestors*
  • Land Deed*
  • Tax Map*
  • Homestead*
  • Ancestors*
  • Social Security Appl.*
  • Death Certificate*
  • Funeral Program*
  • Ancestors*
  • The reasons we do this*

AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter


"Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History and Ourselves -- TOGETHER"





Black History Month (event replaces Chapter's regular monthly meeting)



FEBRUARY 1, 2020
9 a.m.-5 p.m.



Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260


African American

History Program:


Research at the

Georgia Archives



GA Archives, Black School


Among topics:

● Court Case of Enslaved Ancestors

● Seeking Free People of Color

● Researching Military Records



Recent Meetings

Sharon Leslie Morgan


"Genealogy as a Tool for Healing From the Legacy of Slavery." See what you missed.


Leonard Alvin Brown Talking


"CommUNITY: Progress In The Midst Of Oppression: Savannah, Georgia, 1923-2015." See what you missed.


Cthse Meeting


"Planning Your Courthouse Research Trip." See what you missed.


More meetings


Welcome to our Chapter

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS), provides a monthly local enlightening forum for family-tree researchers by sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology and sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations.

Throughout the Year, Our Chapter Features:

►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


►Focused-Research Groups for researchers of specific U.S. states and other localities, plus special topics, as determined by member interest and participation


►Friendly interactions between family history researchers and genealogists of all levels of experience, from beginners to published experts



(SAT., FEB. 1) African American History Program: Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Co-hosted by the Georgia Archives, Friends of Georgia Archives and History, and the AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter, the event will include our Chapter members Paula Whatley Matabane, Judy Rose Weaver, Tammy Ozier, Janice Bryant and Johnette Brooks among session presenters. Member Adolphus Armstrong will emcee. Prior registration not required. (Georgia Archives; 5800 Jonesboro Road; Morrow, GA 30260)


(FRI., FEB. 14) "Do Ye Even So to Them": The Use of the Bible in Arguments for and Against Slavery in Colonial Georgia – Noon-1 p.m. Free. Presented by Dr. Richard "Bo" Manley Adams, Jr., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. No reservations required. Bring your lunch. (Georgia Archives; 5800 Jonesboro Road; Morrow, GA 30260)


(SAT., FEB. 29) Discover Your Roots: A Free Family History Seminar – 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Co-hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Fayette County NAACP, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter and other partners, the event will include our Chapter members Janice Bryant and Stephanie Powers (DNA Focused-Research Group Chair) among session presenters. Register online at (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 157 Bob Smith Road; Sharpsburg, GA 30277)


(THRU JUNE 30) Exhibit: “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” – Highlights African Americans' advocacy for democratic rights from 1865 through World War I. Includes Georgia-focused historical art, artifacts and photos, plus performances, lectures, discussions, and exploratory activities. Read Atlanta magazine review. (Atlanta History Center; 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW; Atlanta, GA 30305)



●  (FEB. 26-29) RootsTech 2020

●  (MAY 20-23) National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference

●  (JUNE 25-28) National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

●  (JULY 7-9) Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)

●  (JULY 26-31) Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)

●  (SEPT. 2-5) Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference

●  (OCT. 14-17) 41st AAHGS National Conference



*(The 24-image slideshow at the top features AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter members' ancestors, American black history mileposts, significant places and some of the documents we all seek. To pause the slideshow, hover your cursor over the desired image.)