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"

Special Interest Groups


Contact any Focus Group via:





Arkansas map




Florida map




Georgia map


Dawnya Lindsey & Doris Weaver, coordinators




Louisiana Map


(Most 4th Sundays @ 3:30 p.m.)

Tammy Ozier, coordinator



Mississippi map


Coordinator TBD






Vic Floyd Johnson, coordinator




South Carolina map


(1st Sat. in Jan., Apr., Jul., Oct.)

Doris Posey, coordinator




Tennessee map


Devra Harney, coordinator




Virginia map


Coordinator TBD




Caribbean map


(Most 3rd Saturdays @ 10 a.m.)

Rhonda Barrow, coordinator




DNA group symbol


(Most 2nd Saturdays @ 10 a.m.)

Stephanie Powers, coordinator




Military Dog Tags


(No 2021 meetings; emails only)

Johnette Brooks, coordinator


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


2020-2021 Officers

Tammy Ozier


Tammy Ozier

Janice E. Bryant

Vice President

Janice E. Bryant

Clevlyn Bankhead Anderson

Recording Secretary

Clevlyn Bankhead Anderson

Rhonda Barrow

Corresponding Secretary

Rhonda Y. Barrow

Maureen Hill


Maureen Hill

Immediate Past President

Monica Hackney


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.


Read the full story here.


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.