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"








Tall curved tree


Family trees may detour, but descendants' strivings keep them reaching for the sky.

(Actual tree shape)


Recent Meetings

Jackie Henderson


"How to Compile Church Records (When There Are None)." See what you missed.


Louis and Gene


"Loosening Your Brick Wall." See what you missed.


Open House scene


"Open House." See what you missed.


More meetings

AAHGS Conf Banquet Panorama

We hosted the AAHGS 37th Nat'l Conference. Click photo to view.

Welcome to our Chapter

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., 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.



It's Time to Nominate

2018-2019 Officers

(Deadline: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017)

President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian -- all for 2-year terms. You must be dues-current locally and nationally to nominate or serve in a Chapter office.

TO NOMINATE -- Email the "Nomination and Candidate Statement" (which is being emailed to you) on our Members Only page, along with a typed statement not to exceed 100 words, plus a head shot, to the email address listed. See our About Us page for existing officers.

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 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.)