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. 27, 2018
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Turner Monumental

AME Church

66 Howard Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30312



A City

of the Dead


South-View book cover, tilted


SOUTH-VIEW: An African American City of the Dead


A talk by the author of the 2018 book about this historic Atlanta cemetery

Dr. D. L. Henderson

Historian, Genealogist, Preservationist


Recent Meetings

Peggy Vonsherie Allen


"Writing Your History." See what you missed.


Afrigeneas Talk

JUNE 2018

"New Look for Afrigeneas Website." See what you missed.


Stephanie Powers

MAY 2018

"DNA for Genealogy: What You Should Know." See what you missed.


Janice Bryant and book

APRIL 2018

"Prince Estabrook: An Enslaved Revolutionary War Patriot." 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 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.

Area Happenings

Alabama African American Family Stories Sought (Deadline: Sun., Sept. 30) -- The Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society wants family stories for Volume 2 of its Alabama African American Heritage Book. The first volume was published in 2015. See the flyer for details.


6th Annual Archives and Genealogy Day (Sat., Oct. 6) -- Two Tracks: (1st) 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; (2nd) 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Track 1 (Registration Required) -- "Beginning Basics of Genealogy." Track 2 (No Registration Required) -- Genealogy trip planning, DNA, saving and sharing stories, and resources and methodology. See flyer for details. (Georgia Archives; 5800 Jonesboro Road; Morrow, Georgia)


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


2018 Across the Nation

 ● (OCT. 11-13) AAHGS National Conference


*(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.)