African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland

P.O.Box 201476, Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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





Current Activities

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

    Saturday, May 28, 2016

    And the Church Said Amen! African American Religious Research
    Presented by Timothy N. Pinnick.

    Locating information on African American congregations can be frustrating. Learn important tips and strategies to overcome the lack record preservation at the local level.

    Tim Pinnick is a book author, article writer, national speaker, and researcher. He is a recognized specialist in coal miner and black newspaper research and the author of “Finding and Using African American Newspapers.” An associate instructor in the “Researching African American Ancestors” course at the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, he was also a faculty member at the inaugural Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute. As an independent scholar, Tim has presented five historical papers on African American related subjects at the Western History Association Conference, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation, and Illinois History Conference.

  • 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

Last updated: May 27, 2016

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