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*
  • Labor Contract*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census detail*
  • Ancestors*
  • Land Deed*
  • Tax Map*
  • Homestead*
  • Ancestors*
  • Social Security Appl.*
  • Death Certificate*
  • Funeral Program*
  • Ancestors*
  • The reasons we do this*

Metro Atlanta Chapter


"Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History and Ourselves -- TOGETHER"





April 25, 2015

12:30 p.m.


Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Road

Decatur, GA



GALILEO: Georgia's

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Recent Meetings

Dr.Williams, Emma, Joel


Symposium: “The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom.” Efforts and achievements of African Americans in the early years after the Civil War. (See photos on our “Members Only” page.)

AAHGSAtl Jan 2015 Meeting


A look at the year ahead. Upcoming meetings, plus announcement of membership drive raffle winners. (See photos and 2014 year-in-review video on our "Members Only" page.)

Ancient One


End-of-Year Meeting. Sage research advice, music, libations and more.  (See photos on our "Members Only" page.)

Read about more meetings


The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society's (AAHGS) Metro Atlanta Chapter 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 25-photo 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.)