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

    March 25

    Census Data, Did You Get the Most Out of It?

    The census has far more information than just who lived where and when. Dr. Abbott’s session will guide you through the process of identifying far more than just the basics of who, when and where to the why’s of your ancestors’ lives.

    This session is co-sponsored by the Shaker Historical Society, the Ohio History Connection, and the Shaker Heights Public Library.


    Save the Date!

    Clelebrate the 27th Anniversary Heritage Dinner 
    “Looking Back- Places that Shaped Us”
    With the
    African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland
    Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00-7:00pm
    At the Mediterranean Party Center
    25021 Rockside Rd. Bedford Heights, OH 44146

    Tickets $35 each.


  • 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: March 6, 2018

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