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In the legacy of early publications like Freedom’s Journal and Crisis Magazine, AAHGS publishes quality journalistic and scholarly research in the area of African American history and genealogy. Our contributors include individuals — advanced, intermediate or novice — writing on the frontlines of promoting, sharing, remembering, researching African American family and social history, and genealogy as scholars, journalists, family historians, or genealogists.
AAHGS keeps in touch with members through two main publications:
- Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society: The AAHGS Journal is an annual publication of original research written by scholars and family historians/genealogists. For information on accessing current or back copies of our Journal, or for information on our submission guidelines, please click here.
- Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society News: AAHGS News, a bi-monthly newsletter uses journalism “to tell our own story” much like Russworm and Cornish, the publishers of the first black newspaper in America, Freedom’s Journal, did beginning in 1827. We are keenly aware that although the first slave ship arrived on North American shores some 400 years ago (1619), the majority of the histories, life stories, and genealogies of African Americans are waiting to be excavated, written, and published. Our goal is to encourage, assist, and provide an outlet in our pages to family historians/journalists. We are primarily a digital publication but hard copies are available on a limited basis. Click here for more information on obtaining copies of AAHGS News. For information on our submission guidelines, please click here.
AAHGS also issues AAHGS Special Publications occasionally on noteworthy historical and genealogical topics.
If you are seeking Permission to Reproduce or Adapt Copyright-Protected Material: Permission must be obtained from the Editor of the AAHGS Journal to publish any articles, manuscripts, family group record sheets, and/or visual images that have been published in the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
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