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
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
1:00 p.m.

 

 Wesley Chapel
Branch Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034

 

 

Planning

Your

Courthouse

Research

Trip

 

Clayton Co. Old Courthouse

 

What to Expect

and

What to Ask

 

 

Recent Meetings

NARA-Atl 1619 graphic

JUNE 2019

Special Event: "1619-2019: African Americans' 400-Year Journey Since Jamestown." (Non-meeting) See what you missed.

 

May 2019 Meeting Attendee speaks

MAY 2019

"Attendee Research Q & A/ Brick Walls." See what you missed.

 

Emma on Freedman's Bank

APRIL 2019

"The Freedman's Bank." See what you missed.

 

Janice Bryant

MARCH 2019

"Brick Wall Strategies." 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.

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

  

Links to 1619 400th Commemoration Info

The year 2019 marks the 400th-year commemoration of the first documented landing of Africans on American soil in 1619.

 

● The 1619 Landing Site: Old Point Comfort, VA (today's Fort Monroe)  ● 400 Years of African-American History Commission  ● AAHGS National  ● ASALH  ● Project 1619 Inc.

 

2019 Genealogy Conferences

(OCTOBER 10-12) Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) 40th National Conference See the flyer here.

 

 

 

*(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.)