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Oct. 13, 2018

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Presented with the Silver Anvil Award for Grassroots Support of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) received the Silver Anvil Award for the society’s efforts to support the Freedmen’s Bureau Project in 2015 and 2016. Established in 1945 by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Silver Anvil Awards are recognized as the most prestigious and iconic awards in the communications industry. For 73 years, the Silver Anvil Awards have recognized industry leaders, from solo practitioners to large agencies, small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and not-for-profits to major government agencies. The Silver Anvil Awards, celebrated as the “Oscars” of the communications industry, recognize the best public relations campaigns of the year and the highest standards of performance for the profession.
 
 

July 25, 2018

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its 2018 International Book Awards Ceremony

WASHINGTON, d. c.  – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS)  will hold its International AAHGS Book Awards ceremony on October 11, 2018 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Valley Forge Casino and Resort Hotel in Philadelphia during its 39th National Genealogy Conference, October 11 - 13, 2018.  Lunch with the Winning Authors will be held on October 12, 2018.  Details of the entire event can found on www.aahgs.org.
 

Feb. 20, 2018

NEWLY FORMED STATEN ISLAND CHAPTER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (AAHGS) NAMED IN HONOR OF THE LATE STATEN ISLAND BOROUGH HISTORIAN, RICHARD B. DICKENSON

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK -- An installation of the officers of the newly formed Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AHHGS) named in honor of the late Staten Island Borough Historian, Richard B. Dickenson will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at The Staten Island Museum.   Founded in 1977, AAHGS is a national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 34 chapters across the nation.  AAHGS strives to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information..
 

Apr. 28, 2016

"Index-A-Thon" of Historic Records of Freed Slaves to Be Held Across the US on Saturday, May 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, d. c.  – The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) Chapters in partnership with FamilySearch International will sponsor a Freedmen's Bureau Project "Index-A-Thon" on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at various FamilySearch family history centers across the United States.  Most locations will host events from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., local time.