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, JAN. 23

1 P.M.-3 P.M.

VIA ZOOM

 

 

"African-

American

Resources

at NARA"

 

NARA Hq logo

 

NARA -- DC, GA graphic

 

 

presented by:

 

 

Laura Carter

Genealogy Librarian (Ret.),

Professional Genealogist

 

 

Recent Meetings

Carter G. Woodson

OCTOBER 2020

"Race History: African American Pioneers in Reconstruction Historiography." Presented virtually by Dr. Bobby Donaldson. See what you missed.

 

20th Anniv. logo

SEPTEMBER 2020

"2020 And Beyond: Our Discovery Continues." Virtual celebration of our 20th Anniversary (2000-2020). See what you missed. Video clips on Members Only page.

 

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.

 

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.

OUR VETERANS DAY SALUTES REVISITED

Below is a look back at some AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter’s Veterans Day observances (as seen on this website’s Meetings page).

 

(2014) WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II

● Veterans Recognition -– Held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow.

 

(2015) VIETNAM WAR

● "40 Years Later: Vietnam Remembered" -- Held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow.

 

(2016) WORLD WAR I

● “Harlem’s Rattlers”/ "African Americans' Experience from 1900-1919" -- Held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.

 

(2017) WORLD WAR I

Symposium: "The Enduring Chronicle: African Americans and World War I: Over There and Over Here" – Held at the National Archives at Atlanta. The year 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the war.

● Program

● Photo Gallery

 

VIDEOS

World War I

Chapter Veterans (as of 2016)

 

FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS

Military Focus Group -- Click here for meetings through April 2021. Nov. 22 meeting CANCELLED.

All Focus Groups -- Click here to see details on our "About Us" page.

 

 

HAPPENING

WORKSHOP (WED., DEC. 10): Preserving Georgia's African American Resources 2020 -- Via Zoom, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration is $10. Hosted by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Topics: major themes and issues for historic African American resources, fundraising strategies and planning, and technical preservation assistance.

 

 

TIMELY INDEXING OPPORTUNITY

Georgia 1889-1941 Voter Records -- Disqualified Voters Lists, Registered Voters Lists, Voters Books, and Voters Oath Books. Type names and other basic info into a database so they become searchable on FamilySearch.org. From the FamilySearch homepage, click "Indexing" and select "Web Indexing" from the dropdown list. Click the United States on the map, then scroll down to "US -- Georgia 1889-1941 Voter Records." Click the name and sign in. The system will generate a document (you can’t specify anything). Be sure to read and follow all instructions and examples. Educational and enlightening.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 -- How to Stay Safe

Guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

● General Info ● Handwashing

 

NATIONWIDE

 

DOCUMENT COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR HISTORY

Atlanta History Center "Corona Collective"

 

 

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.)