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"








APRIL 27, 2019
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Georgia Archives

5800 Jonesboro Road

Morrow, GA







Bank and record


Presented by:

Emma Davis


Past President, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter




Recent Meetings

Janice Bryant

MARCH 2019

"Brick Wall Strategies." See what you missed.


Two women sharing info


"Roundtable: Sharing Our Discoveries and Methods." See what you missed.


Holiday Meeting flyer


"Holiday Social." See what you missed.


Johnette Brooks Talk


"Ways to Honor Your Ancestors." 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.


"The African Case" Exhibit (FEB. 9-MAY 11) -- Free. Records of a slave ship (either the Portuguese vessel "Jesu Nasareno" or the Spanish schooner "Isabelita") headed to Cuba in 1817 with 90-110 Africans. Intercepted by pirates, they were brought to Amelia Island, FL and then to Georgia, where the state sold 63 in 1818. Forty-two were sold to Tober, a Native American. Most documents don't include names, but do suggest who the people were and what happened to them. Includes maps showing routes of travel in Africa, the Caribbean, Florida and Georgia. More info. (Georgia Archives; 5800 Jonesboro Road; Morrow, GA)


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 landing of captured 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.


● (MAY 8-11) National Genealogical Society 2019 Family History Conference  ●  (JUNE 7-8) Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage  ● (JULY 9-11) Midwest African American Genealogy Institute  ● (JULY 21-26) Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  ● (AUGUST 21-24) Federation of Genealogical Societies



*(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.)