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"







May 28, 2016

1 p.m.-3 p.m.



Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Session: The Final Stretch

Bring laptop, make document names searchable online

Nearly 100% complete

Predownload program here and try indexing using this


Computer and Scroll



Northwest Branch at
Scotts Crossing Library
2489 Perry Boulevard
Atlanta, GA



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Chapter Meetings

Index-A-Thon Group

MAY 7, 2016

"Freedmen's Bureau Index-A-Thon." Special event (non-meeting): typing names, dates and other data online to help FamilySearch reach national completion deadline of June 19 (Juneteenth). See what you missed.


AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter April 2016 Meeting

April 2016

General Session. See what you missed.


Tamika Strong and audience

MARCH 2016

"Using What You Have to Get What You Need." Workshop by Chapter member Tamika Strong, explored family tree clues around us. See what you missed.


Black History Month Slide


"Black History Month Program.” Cemeteries, freedom papers, genealogy, brick walls and research resources. See what you missed.


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Welcome to our Chapter

The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society provides a monthly 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.



Summer Genealogy Picnic (9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat., June 4)

Free. Presentations on summertime genealogical activities, with ways to encourage young family historians: the Ask Granny program, heirloom recipes, a teen's genealogy search story, and using a cemetery to track descendants. Exhibit tables, books for sale. Sponsored by the Georgia Genealogical Society, Georgia Archives and AAHGS Metro Atlanta Chapter. Details. (Georgia Archives; 5800 Jonesboro Road; Morrow, GA)


Other Items of Interest

Helpful research leads, websites, online web- and audio-casts 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.)