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"





September 19, 2015
10:30 a.m.

Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Road

Decatur, GA


What to do 'til then: Preserve Your Research


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Recent Meetings

AAHGS Metro Atlanta Heritage Fair

Special Event: JULY 2015

"Heritage Fair.” Chapter member genealogy exhibits and ancestor memorabilia, plus advice for beginners. See what you missed.

Ericka Tinsley, Monica Kaufman Pearson

JUNE 2015

"Using Social Media to Boost Your Family Research.” By member Ericka Tinsley, who discussed how to connect with like-minded genealogy enthusiasts. Bonus: Monica Kaufman Pearson on GA's first Black congressman. See what you missed.

Garry Compton, William Durant and Tree of Unknowns

MAY 2015

"My Ancestor Discovery: What/Who I Found and How.” By members Garry Compton, who traced to 1812 and William Durant, who found politicians. See what you missed.

Laura Carter Talk

APRIL 2015

"GALILEO: Georgia's Information Tool.” By librarian and genealogist Laura Carter on using this free Georgia library and school Internet search engine for genealogy and everyday life. See what you missed.

More meetings

Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Promo


(1) Download indexing link. (2) Select topic. (3) Read & type. (4) Upload work.
See what Freedmen's Bureau Indexing is like!


View photos of our Watch Party Kickoff


Maps of former Freedmen's Bureau Field Office sites



The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS -- pronounced "oggs") 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.



Events of Interest

Workshops, conferences, webinars, research leads and more.


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.)