Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society- New England Chapter, Inc.

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society- New England Chapter, Inc. African-American Historical and Genealogical Research AAHGS-NE is a non-profit organization which promotes genealogical research of African-American heritage.

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10/16/2021

AAHGS Congratulates the Distinguished AAHGS National Awards Recipients for their beyond measure contributions. Thank you! #AAHGS2021

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10/13/2021

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10/09/2021

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09/30/2021
09/20/2021
09/09/2021
09/09/2021
Here’s a valuable resource which includes names of people who were enslaved in this South Georgia county.
09/05/2021
They Had Names – African Americans in early Liberty County, Georgia, Records

Here’s a valuable resource which includes names of people who were enslaved in this South Georgia county.

Has your genealogy research led you to an African American family line in Liberty County, Georgia? Have you struggled to find information on this family line from before Emancipation?Many pre-Emancipation records naming African Americans in Liberty County exist, but the summaries and indexes availab...

08/31/2021
08/28/2021
Early Bird Registration is OPEN until 8/31/2021 for the virtual annual conference for AAHGS, Inc.
07/07/2021

Early Bird Registration is OPEN until 8/31/2021 for the virtual annual conference for AAHGS, Inc.

Early Bird Registration is OPEN until 8/31/2021 for the virtual annual conference for AAHGS, Inc.

Everyone is invited to attend the June 19th meeting of the AAHGS-NE webinar via Zoom.  The program starts at 12:45pm.  G...
06/12/2021

Everyone is invited to attend the June 19th meeting of the AAHGS-NE webinar via Zoom. The program starts at 12:45pm. Guests can be invited by sending a message to [email protected] and requesting access.

Everyone is invited to attend the June 19th meeting of the AAHGS-NE webinar via Zoom. The program starts at 12:45pm. Guests can be invited by sending a message to [email protected] and requesting access.

International Book Awards
06/11/2021

International Book Awards

International Book Awards

May Meeting Notice via Zoom.  May 22, 2021 @12:45 pm.
05/15/2021

May Meeting Notice via Zoom. May 22, 2021 @12:45 pm.

May Meeting Notice via Zoom. May 22, 2021 @12:45 pm.

05/14/2021
05/14/2021
05/14/2021

All members and guests are invited to attend the monthly May 22, 2021 via Zoom starting at 12:45pm. All members will receive a Zoom link. If a guest will be attending please request a Zoom link from [email protected] .

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05/14/2021

Photos from Blackprogen LIVE's post

April Membership Meeting of AAHGS-NE
04/16/2021

April Membership Meeting of AAHGS-NE

April Membership Meeting of AAHGS-NE

03/23/2021
Savannah and Athens, GA African American newspapers are now accessible...
03/19/2021
Historic Georgian African American newspapers dating from 1886-1926 are now available freely online, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities – the DLG B

Savannah and Athens, GA African American newspapers are now accessible...

Posted on March 17, 2021March 11, 2021 by Mandy MastrovitaHistoric Georgian African American newspapers dating from 1886-1926 are now available freely online, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce that it has comp...

Welcome to the virtual Zoom meeting of AAHGS-NE chapter that starts on 3/20/2021 at 12:45 pm.  If you would like to be a...
03/14/2021

Welcome to the virtual Zoom meeting of AAHGS-NE chapter that starts on 3/20/2021 at 12:45 pm. If you would like to be a visitor, please request a Zoom link from one of the administrators

Welcome to the virtual Zoom meeting of AAHGS-NE chapter that starts on 3/20/2021 at 12:45 pm. If you would like to be a visitor, please request a Zoom link from one of the administrators

02/17/2021
01/17/2021
40 Acres and a Mule
01/12/2021

40 Acres and a Mule

Today in history Jan 12, 1865.



#history #emancipation #slavery #lowcountry #40acres #slavedwellingproject #savannahgeorgia #theslavedwellingproject #historicalmarker #economicoppression #ancestors

Massachusetts Genealogical Council
12/16/2020

Massachusetts Genealogical Council

We welcome and need your participation in order to continue to serve the genealogy community. Vibrant participation by individuals, libraries and organizations contributes to successful fulfillment of our mission to provide ongoing monitoring of state and federal legislation pertinent to records access and preservation, as well as to provide exciting educational opportunities. The year 2020 was the biggest challenge in decades.

Things certainly took a turn in March of this year, when suddenly we had only three weeks notice that COVID had closed our conference venue. We had to take our in-person seminar to a virtual format. This meant long hours of work for us, but it also meant new technology purchases. Generous members and donors came through for us when we needed your help.

Following on the success of our 2020 virtual conference, we’ve added MGC: Open Records and Education (M:O.R.E.), our quarterly virtual educational opportunity for genealogists. It is carefully designed to happen in the fifth week of a month so that it never conflicts with events put on by our member organizations.

As genealogists, in 2020 we saw the most serious threat to our access to records that we have seen in over a decade. Hidden deep within the Outside Section of Governor Baker’s budget bill were thirteen sections that – when taken together – would have ended the tradition of 380 years of open civil records. Luckily for us all, you responded with letters and emails to your state representatives, state senators, and even to Governor Baker. We just discovered that on November 18th the state senate and state house released their own budgets. Neither body included those thirteen sections. It looks like your outpouring of support worked. Our senators and representatives omitted this draconian closure language from the budget.

During these trying times, MGC has worked hard to provide MGC members with access to new content and a vital genealogical community. We wish for our membership and their families to be safe and well during these trying but historic times.

We’d love to chat with you about the opportunity to volunteer your time and participate. MGC also accepts in-kind or monetary donations from individuals or organizations for events, such as educational programs throughout the year and the biannual MGC Seminar, which will next be held in 2022.

www.massgencouncil.org/membership#memtypes

12/16/2020
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation
12/01/2020
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ghosts of Segregation

Vestiges of racism and oppression, from bricked-over segregated entrances to the forgotten sites of racial violence, still permeate much of America’s built environment.

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Meetings are generally held at 11 am on the 3rd Saturday of the month, September through June at the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420. The May 2018 Meeting will be a field trip. Visitors are always welcome. Guest speakers share useful research strategies and present historical background to enhance understanding of family histories. Field trips to events or historical sites of particular interest in New England occasionally replace monthly meetings.

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Virtual NERGC 2021 begins April 1. [https://www.facebook.com/NERGC] This affordable conference features 72 sessions, 11 Speaker Chats, 8 Special Interest Groups, the Ancestor Road Show, and Exhibit Hall. Register before March 25 and access the conference syllabus, register for SIG sessions plus table topic event, and the Virtual Attendee Hub. Register before March 25 and access the link to the conference syllabus; a link to register for the Table Topics event; information on registration for the SIG sessions; and the all-important link to enter the Virtual Attendee Hub! On demand content is available through May 31 to ensure time to take full advantage of this virtual conference content.
The Zoom invitation will be sent to all members. https://www.facebook.com/events/281435706659169
Registration for Virtual NERGC 2021 is now open. Go to https://web.cvent.com/.../dd0f52ce-f347.../regProcessStep1 to register! A summary of conference information is available at https://web.cvent.com/.../dd0f52ce-f347-4603-83c1.../summary. More information about the New England Regional Genealogical Conference is available at www.nergc.org. We hope you’ll join us for a great conference! Follow us on Facebook: NERGC - New England Regional Genealogical Conference | Facebook
Getting Into Genealogy webinar - Tuesday April 21 at 7 PM. FREE and open to the public! Just how does one get started researching their family tree? This program is meant to answer that question and provide additional information on local resources for that research. This webinar is free and open to everyone; it is not limited to society members only. Register at the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. page (use the tickets link found on the event).
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MEET YOUR GENEALOGY GOALS FOR 2018. Register today for our 2018 Seminar ~ featuring a DNA track with Jennifer Zinck, an all-day track with Dr. Thomas Jones, and a variety of other talks. http://www.massgencouncil.org/2017/2018-seminar/
MEET YOUR GENEALOGY GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR AT MGC'S 2018 SEMINAR Register today for our 2018 Seminar ~ featuring a DNA track with Jennifer Zinck, an all-day track with Dr. Thomas Jones, and a variety of other talks. http://www.massgencouncil.org/2017/2018-seminar/