The African-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Ohio (AAGS) meets monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month. Recently, we have returned to in-person meetings in the Shaker Public Library. All members can be accommodated, as our meetings are hybrid. Come in person, if you are local, or if you prefer, meet with us via Zoom. Members receive notice of all meetings. Visitors may attend in person or request the Zoom link from our president by emailing

Meetings begin at 10:00am EST with social time. 10:20am – 10:30am is reserved for society announcements. The speaker usually begins their presentation around 10:35am.

Speakers scheduled for 2024 include:

  • April 27    J. Mark Lowe, Professional Genealogist, “Researching Kentucky Records”
  • June 22     Curt Witcher, Director, Special Collections, Allen County Public Library, “Preparing for Your Research Trip: Using the ACPL Catalog”
  • Sept 28    Hollis Gentry, Genealogy Specialist, Smithsonian Institute, “Researching Smithsonian Records Online”
  • Oct 26      Julia A. Anderson, MA, AG, United States and Canada Research Specialist, “Using in Genealogy Research”
  • Nov 23    Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, “Researching Family History with MyHeritage”