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, SEPT. 26

1 P.M.-3 P.M.

VIA ZOOM

 

 

Celebrating:

 

AAHGS-Atl 20th Anniv. logo

 

 

2000-2020!

 

 

 

Genealogy word and caret

Some Things To Do While You Wait

● Learn Research

● Follow Blogs

● Watch Webinars

● Work On Projects

Check Our Lists:

Click here: Final Week 8

-- See Week 7's list here

-- See Week 6's list here

-- See Week 5's list here

-- See Week 4's list here

-- See Week 3's list here

-- See Week 2's list here

-- See Week 1's list here

 

Visit our Research page for other helpful videos and blogs!

 

Recent Meetings

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.

 

Sharon Leslie Morgan

NOVEMBER 2019

"Genealogy as a Tool for Healing From the Legacy of Slavery." By genealogist and author Sharon Leslie Morgan. See what you missed.

 

Leonard Alvin Brown Talking

OCTOBER 2019

"CommUNITY: Progress In The Midst Of Oppression: Savannah, Georgia, 1923-2015." By author Leonard Alvin Brown. See what you missed.

 

Cthse Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2019

"Planning Your Courthouse Research Trip." 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.

 

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 -- How to Stay Safe

Guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

● General Info ● Handwashing

 

GEORGIA TESTING

● Statewide ● Clayton (More info) ● Cobb and Douglas

● Coweta ● DeKalb ● Fayette ● Fulton

● Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale ● Henry (More info)

 

DOCUMENT COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR HISTORY

Atlanta History Center "Corona Collective"

 

AAHGS 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

●  (OCT. 15-17) AAHGS 41st National Conference -- Hosted by our national leadership. COVID-19 IMPACT UPDATE: Held virtually.

 

2020 CENSUS: HELP DESCENDANTS FIND YOU

Don’t be a “brick wall” and come up missing for future generations who will search for you in this key search resource document. Fill out a 2020 Census questionnaire by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. If you haven’t already, respond to the 2020 Census online here, or by phone or mail. Answer a few simple questions about you and everyone living with you as of April 1, 2020.

 

TRANSCRIBE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU DOCS

Help the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) make documents full-text searchable in its “Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project.” It's all online: just read and type what you see . . . wherever you are, anytime. The Bureau was a post-Civil War agency that is a researcher's treasure trove because it generated names and stories helping formerly enslaved people transition to freedom and citizenship, and providing relief to willing, destitute whites.

 

Read about the transcription process here.

Sign up here.

Transcribe here.

 

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.)