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"








DEC. 22, 2018
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Recreation Center and Aquatic Center

110 Hilliard Street, SE

Atlanta, GA 30312





(See details in emails)




Genealogy Green Tree



Recent Meetings

Johnette Brooks Talk


"Ways to Honor Your Ancestors." See what you missed.


DL Henderson at book meeting


"SOUTH-VIEW: An African American City of the Dead." See what you missed.


Peggy Vonsherie Allen


"Writing Your History." See what you missed.


Afrigeneas Talk

JUNE 2018

"New Look for Afrigeneas Website." 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.

News Update

Chapter Member Becomes GGS President -- AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter member Madelyn Nix took the oath Saturday, 8Dec2018 as President of the Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS). Previously GGS Recording Secretary, she is the first African American to helm that organization, and was the first in that earlier GGS post. Congratulations, Madelyn! (See photos on our Membership page.)



(FRIDAY, DEC. 14) "5 Generations: From Enslavement to Public Service in Atlanta" -- Noon to 1 p.m, part of the Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn Series. Award-winning historian Laurel Wilson will discuss how she used African American genealogical research to create a moving documentary of the metro Atlanta family instrumental in the Carrie Steele-Pitts Children's Home and the historic Yates and Milton Drug store chain, featuring their journey from Reconstruction through modern times. (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


*(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.)