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*
  • Ancestors*
  • 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 title



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Genealogical words

Sat., Feb. 13, 2016

9 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
 Morrow, GA



Kente swatch



Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom"

Reconstruction - Freedmen voting cartoon

Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
 Morrow, GA

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Chapter Meetings

AAHGS-Atl 2016 Incoming and Outgoing Pesidents

February 2016

"New Officers.” Winners were announced, the gavel changed hands, and attendees heard an appeal for volunteers in the Chapter-hosted national AAHGS conference October 13-16 in Atlanta. See what you missed.


Black Doll at AAHGS-Atl 2015 Holiday Meeting


"End-of-Year Meeting.” Camaraderie, silent auction for Oct.13-16, 2016 national conference in Atlanta, and more. See what you missed.

More meetings

CALL FOR PAPERS! Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 (Details)

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See pix from AAHGS 36th Conference in Richmond, VA



The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS -- pronounced "oggs") provides a monthly local 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.



Events of Interest

Workshops, conferences, webinars, research leads and more.


Our 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


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


*(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.)