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"








MAY 19, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street, NE

Atlanta, GA


DNA for


What You

Should Know


DNA composite tree

● Testing Companies

● "4th Cousins" List

● Tribal Links?

● More


presented by:

AAHGS Metro Atlanta DNA Focus Group



Recent Meetings

Janice Bryant and book

APRIL 2018

"Prince Estabrook: An Enslaved Revolutionary War Patriot." See what you missed.


Judy Weaver talking

MARCH 2018

"Everyone Has a Story." See what you missed.


Enslaved and Free People of Color poster


"The Enslaved and Free People of Color in Antebellum Georgia." Black History Month partnership with the Georgia Archives. (Non-meeting) See photos of what you missed. Members: view videos of speaker presentations in our Members Only section.


Feast Meeting attendees


"Traditional African American Feast and Roundtable Meeting." See what you missed.


More meetings

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.


● PRESIDENT-- Monica Hackney

● VICE PRESIDENT-- Doris Posey



● TREASURER -- Maureen Bolden Hill

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.)

2018 Across the Nation

Thursday-Sunday, April 26-29 Grand Opening: National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration -- Two new Montgomery, AL downtown institutions remembering the African American victims of lynching. (1) The Memorial: Inside a solemn classical structure, a gradually sloped floor makes 800 six-foot, suspended steel slab monuments seem to rise as the visitor continues along the descending walkway beneath them. Engraved on the slabs are 1,000's of victims' names and death dates, state-by-state and county-by-county. Identical monuments (to be installed someday at the actual lynching sites) are in a 6-acre park outside. (2) The Museum: Built on the site of a former slave prison, featuring interactive media, sculpture, videos and exhibits depicting the realities of enslavement, segregation, racial hierarchy and terrorism, and mass incarceration. A project of the Equal Justice Initiative. (View Memorial and Museum Visitor Info.)


●  (MAY 2-5) National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference  ●  (JUNE 2) Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage  ● (JUNE 2-7) Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  ●  (JUNE 11-17) Coming To The Table's National Gathering and Training Workshop  ● (JULY 10-12) Midwest African American Genealogy Institute  ●  (AUG. 22-25) FGS Conference ●  (OCT. 11-13) AAHGS National Conference