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*

Metro Atlanta Chapter


"Discovering Our Ancestors, Our History and Ourselves -- TOGETHER"





April 25, 2015

12:30 p.m.


Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Road

Decatur, GA


GALILEO: Georgia's

Information Tool for

Genealogy and

Everyday Life

Magnifying Glass on Computer

Laura Carter

by Laura Carter

Retired Genealogy Librarian

Professional Genealogist

Expertise: Afr.-Am. Resources

Recent Meetings

(Photos on Members Only page)

Hattie McD workshop with insert

MARCH 2015

"Genealogy Research of Hattie McDaniel.” Workshop traced the famed actress' family tree back to her father's service in the USCT.

Dr.Williams, Emma, Joel


Symposium: “The Enduring Chronicle: Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom.” Efforts and achievements of African Americans in the early years after the Civil War.

AAHGSAtl Jan 2015 Meeting


A look at the year ahead. Meetings and membership drive raffle winners.

More meetings


The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society's (AAHGS) Metro Atlanta Chapter provides a 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.



Legacy Family Tree: free webinar Friday, April 24

BlogTalkRadio host and historian Bernice Alexander Bennett will discuss “United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story” this Friday, April 24 at 2 pm. EST.

Fold3 is free through April 30

Search “Civil War Service Records” and “Civil War - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records” for U.S. Colored Troops; “Court Slave Records for DC” for ancestors; and “Southern Claims” for ancestors and former plantation owners whose documents might mention your ancestors. Search other headings to see what leads you might find.

Other events of interest


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.)