Join Us

Welcome to the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago, Inc. (AAGHSC). AAGHSC is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and perpetuate the history of our African American ancestors.

As an all volunteer organization, AAGHSC was established to encourage and assist members in researching, recording and publishing their family history.

Society member benefits include:
* a quarterly newsletter
* monthly meetings to update members on current research techniques
* state study group members that share genealogy tips and network
* discounted annual conference registration
* research trips
* members with 30+ years of genealogy research and experience

Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19 all AAGHSC events are virtual until further notice. We’re excited to be able to continue supporting our members – online!

Study group meeting days and times can be found here.

Join us by becoming a member or renewing your membership today. You’ll be happy you did!

If you have any questions regarding membership, please do not hesitate to contact