African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland

P.O.Box 201476, Cleveland, Ohio 44120

"To Discover Your Ancestors is to Discover a Part of You"


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Current Activities

    • AAGS Monthly Meetings are held at:
      Shaker Heights Main Library, 16501 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120

      Saturday, November 28, 2015

      "Newspapers" presented by Dr. Deborah Abbott

      Newspapers contain rich treasures, and a close look at them will unveil a life about your ancestor that you didn't know existed. The presentation will be followed by a breakout session on using newspaper documents.

      Dr. Deborah Abbott is a national genealogical speaker (member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Genealogical Speakers Guild); lecturer on a wide range of genealogy topics; a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS); past AAGS-Cleveland President; and adjunct faculty member at Samford University Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research

    • Freedmen’s Bureau Project
      This vital indexing project created from the partnerships of FamilySearch, NARA, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society, and California African American Museum will help African Americans reconnect with their Civil War-era ancestors. Supportive volunteers are needed to take these valuable historical records and index them so that they are available to the public. For more info, see

      To join the AAGS-Cleveland indexing group, contact Sandra Milton (

    • AAGS-Cleveland Public Library Research Clinics
      AAGS provides assistance on the 2nd Saturday from 10:30am - 2:00pm at the Downtown Branch - Open to the general public

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