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"







Oct. 28, 2017

(1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)


Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church
66 Howard Street Atlanta, GA 30317


"Loosening" Your Brick Wall

Brick Wall - brick falling


Come share your research problem and get new perspectives on finding ancestors!

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Recent Meetings

Open House scene


"Open House." See what you missed.


We Must Educate shirt

JUNE 2017

"Genealogy Networking." See what you missed.


Genealogy Jeopardy board

JUNE 2017 (non-meeting)

"Chapter Exhibit, Jeopardy Game at GGS Summer Genealogy Picnic." See what you missed.


Jon Carlsten and book

MAY 2017

"DISCOVERED: Names of 100+ Enslaved in My VA Family's Book." Presented by Jon Carlsten. See what you missed.


More meetings

AAHGS Conf Banquet Panorama

We hosted the AAHGS 37th Nat'l Conference. Click photo to view.

Welcome to our Chapter

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., 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.


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


►Focused-Research Groups for researchers of 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 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.)