Special Event: JULY 2015
"Heritage Fair.” Chapter member genealogy exhibits and ancestor memorabilia, plus advice for beginners. See what you missed.
"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.
"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.
"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.
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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.
"Mending Broken Ties: Reconstructing Family Trees Sawed by Slavery," presented by Melvin J. Collier, genealogist and author. Online at 2 p.m., EDT. Registration required (see link). This former AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter vice president will discuss how he found ancestors who had different surnames as a result of being sold away during enslavement.
Workshops, conferences, webinars, research leads and more.
►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.)