We are part of AAHGS, a national non-profit membership organization of diverse individuals committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy and culture of African-ancestored populations of the local, national and international communities.
Metro Atlanta Chapter History
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Inc. – Metro Atlanta Chapter was established in February 2000 as a vehicle of exchange and support for genealogical research by co-founders Monica J. Hackney and Doris Posey and a group of eight other local genealogists, family historians, and novice researchers. To learn more, click here.
2022-2024 Chapter Officers
Clevlyn Bankhead Anderson
Dawnya Fisher Lindsey
View our governing by-laws here.
Special Interest Groups
Want to know more about a geographical area or genealogy topic? One of our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) might be a way to sharpen your knowledge — whether it’s about a particular State, the Caribbean, DNA or the Military.
In addition to attending our regular general meetings, members meet separately at various times in these Special Interest Groups to share and learn information specific to an area of their research. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the groups meet virtually via video meetings, emails or conference calls.
For more information on our SIGs, please click here.