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




Next Meeting:


November 15, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road

Lithonia, GA



Black WWII Troops in Formation

Black Pilot Howard A Wooten

Black Soldier in Tank Hatch





"African Americans

in World War II"

Robert Williams

Military Focus Group Head

Black Sailor

Black WAC at Gate






"Beyond Draft Registration Cards -- Finding & Researching World War I Military Records"

Elyse Hill

Experienced Researcher

( photos)

Recent Meetings

Rev Roland Barksdale-Hall and Ancestor

In October 2014, AAHGS-National Publications Director Rev. Roland Barksdale-Hall, whose great-grandfather Wilson Steverson (shown on the screen) was born enslaved in Coweta County, discussed his family research in "210 Years Later: From Georgia Slavery to the Atlanta Braves and Globetrotters." See handout on our "Members Only" page.

D. L. Henderson

Professional genealogist and historian D. L. Henderson, a former Chapter president, discussed historical interviewing in the African American oral tradition in September 2014. Topics included developing rapport, formulating questions, and evaluating oral testimony. See handout on our "Members Only" page.

Read about more meetings


The AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter (AAHGS-Atl) provides a local forum for sharing historical and genealogical information, methodology and research sources about African Americans with roots not just in Georgia, but in all states and nations.


We are part of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS), a national non-profit membership organization committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy and culture of African-ancestored populations of the local, national, and international communities.




"Early Bird Specials" -- DNA Kit & More!


Join By: Oct. 31, Nov. 30, or Dec. 31, 2014


The AAHGS Metro Atlanta 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


►Interactions between family history researchers and genealogists of all levels of experience, from beginners to published veterans


*(The slideshow at the top features AAHGS-Atl Chapter members' ancestors, American black history mileposts, significant places and some of the documents we seek. To pause the slideshow, hover your cursor over the desired image.)

Selected Genealogical Happenings


National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair; YouTube Only; Free; Tuesday-Thursday, October 28-30, 2014