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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Welcome!


Photo taken in 2006 in celebration of 20th Anniversary of AAHGS Hampton Roads.
 
Welcome to the blog of the AAHGS-Hampton Roads. We are a chartered member of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society and are also known as the Virginia Society for Black Historical and Genealogical Research (VSBHGR).

The purpose of this blog is to highlight the accomplishments of our organization and its members as well as to disseminate information about our activities and events.

Our organization was organized on July 17, 1986 for the purpose of providing support for its members and others interested in learning about their African American ancestry. On April 10, 1993, the group was chartered as an AAHGS chapter.

The major focuses of AAHGS Hampton Roads are as follows:

  1. To support those doing genealogical work by providing needed basic information and valuable tips to make their family research more productive.
  2. To encourage members to present information on the progress of their individual research studies at monthly meetings.
  3. To invite speakers on genealogical research to explain "How To" and sources.
  4. To plan family research conferences.
AAHGS Hampton Roads meets monthly except for July and August.  Click here to view our 2011 Meeting Calendar.