AAHGS promotes the study and research of African American history and genealogy. We provide a range of research tools for making and sharing historical discoveries. Through our chapters on a rotating basis, we provide public talks, tours, exhibitions, and scholarly seminars. Our scholarly research culminates in our annual national conference where our research community presents new information, emerging trends and valuable lessons learned, and share new ideas relative to the study of African American history and genealogy.

Our virtual collection is always expanding, and contains information on our ancestors who are never forgotten; personal papers of some of our researchers; digitized books and manuscripts in the public domain; and a list of useful tools in conducting your family research.

We provide suggestions on how to start your research and a list of local AAHGS chapters whose members provide assistance with personal genealogical research.