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*
  • Labor Contract*
  • Ancestors*
  • 1870 Census*
  • 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"





February 21, 2015

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


National Archives at Atlanta

5780 Jonesboro Road

Morrow, GA


The Enduring Chronicle:

Reconstruction and the Promise of Freedom


Hosted in partnership with the National Archives at Atlanta

Reconstruction voting cartoon

Freedmen's Bureau School artwork


Limited seating. Registration required.

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Recent Meetings

A celebration of genealogy during our final 2014 meeting in December . . .

Ancient One

Sage research advice from the "Ancient One."

Sinfo-Nia Orchestra

Musical performance by the Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metro Atlanta.

Libation ceremony

Libations to our ancestors.

See all photos here.

Robert Williams and Elyse Hill


Black WWII History and WWI Military Records. By historian Robert Williams and professional researcher Elyse Hill, Chapter members. (See handouts and photos on our "Members Only" page.)

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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.


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 25-photo 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.)


Free Oakland Cemetery Black History Tours

Saturdays, Feb. 7, 10 and 24. Conducted by our own Dr. D.L. Henderson, AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter member and former president. Sponsored by the City of Atlanta.

Other links to events of interest