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"




Kente cloth

Black History Month SPECIAL PROGRAM



February 3, 2018
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Georgia Archives

5800 Jonesboro Road

Morrow, GA



"The Enslaved

and Free People

of Color in




Enslaved Free Persons of Color graphic


Helping shed light for tracing ancestors:


• Restrictive Laws

• Low Country Slavery

• Free-Person Case Studies

• Colonization to Liberia

• Will Freeing Enslaveds

• Records in Archives


FREE. Limited Seating.


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Co-sponsored by Friends of Georgia Archives and History


Supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

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Recent Meetings

Feast Meeting attendees


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


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.

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

●  (FEB. 9-11) -- 1st Annual Annie Veal Brooks Memorial African American Heritage and Diversity of Georgia 3-Day Symposium  ●  (FEB. 28-MARCH 3) -- RootsTech  ●  (MAY 2-5) -- National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference  ●  (JUNE 2-7) -- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  ●  (JULY 10-12) -- Midwest African American Genealogy Institute  ●  (OCT. 11-13) -- AAHGS National Conference