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"

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING:

SATURDAY, NOV. 21

1 P.M.-3 P.M.

VIA ZOOM

 

 

"Revolutionary

War and

Patriots of

Color"

 

Tri-Cornered Hat

 

Revolutionary War Group

 

 

● History

 

● Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members

 

● Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) members

 

● Research Tips

 

 

Recent Meetings

Carter G. Woodson

OCTOBER 2020

"Race History: African American Pioneers in Reconstruction Historiography." Presented virtually by Dr. Bobby Donaldson. See what you missed.

 

20th Anniv. logo

SEPTEMBER 2020

"2020 And Beyond: Our Discovery Continues." Virtual celebration of our 20th Anniversary (2000-2020). See what you missed. Video clips on Members Only page.

 

Thom Reed Freedmen's Bureau talk

JUNE 2020

"Mine the Gold: Effectively Search Freedmen's Bureau Records From FamilySearch," presented by Thom Reed. Meeting held virtually. See what you missed.

 

Computer screen with Zoom

MAY 2020

"Cracking Your Brick Walls." Meeting held virtually. See what you missed.

 

Georgia Archives Powerpoint Slide

FEBRUARY 2020

"African American History Program: Genealogical Research at the Georgia Archives." See what you missed.

 

Tammy Ozier at Jan mtg

JANUARY 2020

"Changing of the Guards: Meet and Greet the Chapter's 2020-2021 Leadership Team." 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.

HISTORY OF VOTING RIGHTS

Vote -- Do Your Ancestors Proud

Listed above are the hard-fought reasons why "we" can vote.

VOTER INFO BY STATE

IN GEORGIA, REGISTRATION DEADLINE WAS MON., OCT. 5

HOW TO REQUEST GEORGIA ABSENTEE BALLOT

(Oct 30 deadline)

STATUS OF YOUR GEORGIA ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST

GEORGIA ABSENTEE BALLOT DROPBOX LOCATIONS

GEORGIA ABSENTEE BALLOT DEADLINE -- FRI., OCT. 30

ELECTION DAY -- TUES., NOV. 3

 

"OTIS' DREAM"

Click the above link to watch the film, "Otis' Dream," the true story of an ancestor attempting to vote in the 1946 presidential election.

 

 

MILITARY FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS

(Click here for detailed information.)

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2-4 p.m., via Zoom) -- "African Americans and the Revolutionary War."

SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2-4 p.m., via Zoom) -- "U.S. Colored Troops and the Civil War."

SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2-4 p.m., via Zoom) -- "Buffalo Soldiers and the Spanish American War."

 

Click here to see all Focus Groups on our About Us page.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 -- How to Stay Safe

Guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

● General Info ● Handwashing

 

NATIONWIDE

 

DOCUMENT COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR HISTORY

Atlanta History Center "Corona Collective"

 

 

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

 

 

 

*(The 24-image slideshow at the top of this page 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.)