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"







Sept. 23, 2017

11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.





Atl-Fulton Public Library


1332 Metropol. Pkwy, SW

Atlanta, GA


AAHGS-Atl logo in house

Searching Family Trees:


► What We Do

► How We Do It

► Why We Do It

► Why You Should, Too!


Special Research Tips, Advice for Beginners, DNA, Ask-A-Genealogist, and More

Read the flyer

Recent Meetings

We Must Educate shirt


"Genealogy Networking." See what you missed.


Genealogy Jeopardy board

JUNE 10 (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


►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.)