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

    *NOTE: October's meeting will be held at Bertram Woods Library, 20600 Fayette Rd., Shaker Hts.

    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Sunny Morton picture What's So Special about Special Censuses

    Between 1840 and 1910, U.S. censuses included fantastic "extras" that don't appear on the population schedules we know and love. These special censuses may tell us when an ancestor died; details about their work lives, health or military service; and even where to look for more records about them. Better yet, a lot of these are online! Learn how to find and use Veterans, Mortality, Slave, Agriculture, Manufacturer and Social Statistics Schedules from the author of Family Tree Magazine's workbook on special censuses.

  • Freedmenís 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: October 12, 2016

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