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"







May 2016




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Chapter Meetings

Tamika Strong and audience

MARCH 2016

"Using What You Have to Get What You Need." A genealogy workshop presented by Chapter member Tamika Strong, exploring family tree clues around us. See what you missed.


Black History Month Slide


"Black History Month Program.” Cemeteries, freedom papers, genealogy, brick walls and research resources. See what you missed.


More meetings

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Welcome to our Chapter

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



South-View Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication (10:30 a.m., Sat., April 30)

Ceremony by the Georgia Historical Society and the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation honoring these burial grounds founded in 1886 by formerly enslaved African Americans. (South-View Cemetery, 1990 Jonesboro Road, SE, Atlanta)


Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Project "Index-A-Thon" (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., May 7)

Help index names from Freedmen's Bureau documents so the ancestors' names in them are easily searchable online. Do a few on your laptop (no tablets) or one of 4 desktops. If bringing a laptop, pre-download FamilySearch indexing program here. Get a quick start here. Or download it at the Index-A-Thon site. RSVP your arrival time at (Atlanta Family History Center, 1469 Lee Street, Atlanta)


Other Items of Interest

Helpful research leads, websites, online web- and audio-casts 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.)