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 30, 2015

10:30 a.m.


Wolf Creek Library

3100 Enon Road

Atlanta, GA




What/Who I Found

and How


Tree of Unknowns





Recent Meetings

Laura Carter Talk

APRIL 2015

"GALILEO: Georgia's Information Tool.” By librarian and genealogist Laura Carter on using this free Georgia library and school Internet search engine for genealogy and everyday life. See what you missed.

Hattie McD workshop with insert

MARCH 2015

"Genealogy Research of Hattie McDaniel.” Workshop traced the famed actress' family tree back to her father's service in the USCT. See what you missed.

More meetings


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


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.)