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"








MARCH 23, 2019
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street, NE Atlanta, GA



Brick Wall




Brick wall with falling brick


Presented by:

Janice Bryant

Chapter member and Family History Researcher




Recent Meetings

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.


DL Henderson at book meeting


"SOUTH-VIEW: An African American City of the Dead." 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.

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.




*(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.)