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*
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  • 1870 Census detail*
  • Ancestors*
  • Land Deed*
  • Tax Map*
  • Homestead*
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  • 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"

Focused-Research Groups

To contact any Focus Group:



Elaine Edwards, cooordinator

Arkansas map


Trenace Pyles, cooordinator

Florida map


Shannon Manning, coordinator

Georgia map


Monica Hackney, coordinator


Louisiana Map


Tammy Ozier, coordinator

Mississippi map


Judy Weaver, coordinator



Vic Floyd Johnson, coordinator


South Carolina map


Brenda Matthews, coordinator


Tennessee map


Rosalyn Greene, coordinator


Virginia map


Charlita Friend, coordinator


Caribbean map


Rhonda Barrow, coordinator


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Stephanie Powers, coordinator


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Johnette Brooks, coordinator


What's YOUR
area of research?
(Not listed here? Start a group and let us know!)


2016-2017 Officers

Monica Hackney


Monica Hackney

Doris Posey

Vice President

Doris Posey

Judy Rose Weaver

Recording Secretary

Judy Rose Weaver

Rhonda Barrow

Corresponding Secretary

Rhonda Y. Barrow

Maureen Bolden Hill


Maureen Bolden Hill

Immediate Past President

Gene Stephenson II


About Us

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Inc., Metro Atlanta Chapter was established in February 2000.


We are part of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., a national non-profit membership organization of diverse membership committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy and culture of African-ancestored populations of the local, national and international communities. Presently, there are 39 chapters in 20 states and the District of Columbia.



AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter (in a nutshell)


"Maybe we should do it."

Sample of AAHGS-Metro Atlanta organizational flyer (March 26, 2000)

Those words, spoken near the end of the last century between two new acquaintances (Monica J. Hackney and Doris Posey) served as our Chapter's catalyst.

That curiosity and interest in family history, along with chance (and later scheduled) meetings of similarly minded persons, resulted in what is today a fluid and active group of individuals with an ever-changing ebb and flow of membership and participation. We share tracing the life paths of our family lines, tackling the mysteries of family stories, photos and documents.


We are of myriad backgrounds researching our ancestors in a variety of states and localities, not just the ones shown here.


No matter which state(s) or country you trace back to . . . no matter what fortunes or misfortunes, or stations in life in which you or your ancestors found/find yourselves . . . everyone's search begins with those simple words. Read more.