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"







May 20, 2017


1:30 p.m.


Names of the Enslaved

(More than 100)

in My Virginia Family

Ancestors' Papers


Scroll, feather pen, books



Turner Monumental

A.M.E. Church

66 Howard Street

Atlanta, GA


presented by:

Jon Hayes Carlsten


Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Promo

Search Names Now!

How to Find Records

SC, GA, FL Searches

Bureau Map

Smithsonian Project

Chapter Meetings


Velma Maia Thomas

MARCH 2017

"Mamie Williams, Leading Republican: Getting Everything Out of It for the Race." Presented by author and historian Velma Maia Thomas. See what you missed.


Monica with games


"Gathering Info for Family Reunions: How to Make Genealogy Interesting, Fun and Productive." Presented by Chapter VP Monica Hackney. 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 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.


Our Chapter offers:

►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


►State Research Focus Groups for researchers of specific states, 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.)