The African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Ohio (AAGS) is committed to:
      • Assisting novice historians in beginning their family research
      • Facilitating networking among African-American researchers who share a common heritage and culture
      • Promoting African-American genealogical studies among the larger community

Membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy and family history. Members share their experiences and knowledge within the society and the general public at large.

AAGS members conduct presentations, seminars and workshops for a variety of local and national audiences – communicating information and research strategies from basic through advanced levels.

Our Activities

Monthly Meetings

Top-notch speakers instruct our members on historical & genealogical topics (in person or via Zoom)

Genealogy Clinics

Our volunteers staff monthly genealogy clinics with library staff at the Cleveland Public Library


Agreements with like-minded societies provide additional educational opportunities to our members