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*
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  • 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 24, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Turner Monumental A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street, NE

Atlanta, GA



Has a Story


How to use your historical documents, oral testimonies and memorabilia to tell your ancestor's saga


Book with turning pages



presented by

Judy Rose Weaver

Chapter member and author of two books about her Mississippi ancestors



Recent Meetings

Enslaved and Free People of Color poster


"The Enslaved and Free People of Color in Antebellum Georgia." Black History Month partnership with the Georgia Archives. (Non-meeting) See what you missed.


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.


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.

Happenings in the Area

►Friday, Feb. 23: "The Long Civil Rights Movement as Documented Within the Holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta." -- Free. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Joel Walker, the facility's Education Specialist. Featuring cases from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as a little-known 1879 court case, Robinson v. Memphis and Charleston Railroad, that sought to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1875; the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Riot of 1943; and multiple court case records involving the NAACP Legal Team led by a young Thurgood Marshall. The audience will be asked to take part in a special activity built upon the testimony in Browder v. Gayle, the court case that decided in favor of the supporters of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA. Contact: Joel Walker at 770-968-2530.)


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. 28-MARCH 3) -- RootsTech  ●  (MAY 2-5) -- National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference  ●  (JUNE 2) Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage  ● (JUNE 2-7) -- Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  ●  (JUNE 11-17) Coming To The Table's National Gathering and Training Workshop  ● (JULY 10-12) -- Midwest African American Genealogy Institute  ●  (OCT. 11-13) -- AAHGS National Conference