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"








SEPT. 22, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street, NE

Atlanta, GA 30312



this summer . . .

. . . visit archives,



& interview

senior relatives


Deed Binders



Recent Meetings

Afrigeneas Talk

JUNE 2018

"New Look for Afrigeneas Website." See what you missed.


Stephanie Powers

MAY 2018

"DNA for Genealogy: What You Should Know." See what you missed.


Janice Bryant and book

APRIL 2018

"Prince Estabrook: An Enslaved Revolutionary War Patriot." 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 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.


Alabama African American Family Stories Sought (Deadline: Sept. 30) -- The Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society wants family stories for Volume 2 of its Alabama African American Heritage Book. The first volume was published in 2015. See the flyer for details.

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

● (JULY 13-14) South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. 46th Annual Workshop ● (JULY 18-21) African American Civil War Memorial And Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration ● (AUG. 22-25) FGS Conference ● (OCT. 11-13) AAHGS National Conference