"It is my pleasure to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS), in a unanimous vote, on 22 September 2010, approved the application of  the Central Virginia Chapter to become a chapter. The charter will be presented during the AAHGS annual conference on Friday, October 8, 2010. The ceremony will be held during the Sharing Dinner at 7:00 p.m. in the Fort McHenry Room, University of Maryland Marriott Conference Center and Inn, Adelphi, Maryland."
                                                                                                      -- Charles Howard, President, AAHGS

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is to preserve African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and disseminating information throughout the community.

The primary goal of the AAHGS is to promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of people with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.

The AAHGS, Central Virginia Chapter will serve researchers interested in the central Virginia counties of Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange.

Other Virginia chapters of AAHGS

AAHGS African-American Genealogy Group located in Charlottesville, VA, covers the county of Albemarle and the city of Charlottesville.

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) focuses on the Middle Peninsula area, including the counties of Essex, Middlesex, King and Queen, and King William, in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

AAHGS-Hampton Roads (POB 2448, Newport News, VA 23609-2448, contact: selinva@aol.com) serves researchers in the Hampton Roads-Newport News area.

A new chapter of AAHGS is currently organizing in the Greater Richmond (VA) area. More information on that chapter will be available soon.

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