What we're about

The African American Genealogy Group (AAGG), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in January 1989 in response to the ever-increasing number of people who express a desire to research their family “roots.”

AAGG is dedicated to the encouragement of and support for genealogy research and serves the African American community of Philadelphia and the Tri-State area. Our membership has steadily grown with the addition of both novice and advanced researchers.

Mission - The African American Genealogy Group’s mission is to educate, provide resources, and create a community for anyone interested in African American family history and genealogical research. We serve those who are interested in researching locally, regionally, and nationally.

Vision - We envision a world where people who are interested in researching African American family history can find the information and resources to meet their goals.
This meetup group was established to publicize the existence of AAGG, and to communicate events that are free and open to the public. To join AAGG, or to register for a free event, visit the website.

Online - https://www.aagg.org, and https://www.facebook.com/AAGGPhilly/

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October 2022 African American Genealogy Group General Member Virtual Meeting!

Researching Philadelphia in the Friends Historical Library & Beyond!
With Special Guests – Jordan Landes & Zahara Martinez

From the beginning, the Society of Friends – more commonly known as Quakers – explored ways of changing the world around them. Two aspects of Quaker activity: careful recordkeeping and activism, have made Quaker libraries relevant for researchers of a variety of non-Quaker topics.

Join us at the October meeting with special guests – Jordan Landes, Curator and Zahara Martinez, 2022 Summer Fellow from the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College.

In this meeting, we’ll learn about Quaker history, research collections in the Friends Historical Library, recently opened digital projects and so much more!

General Membership Meetings are free and open to the public. The 6:30 meeting start will be preceded by a 6:00-6:30 social "hour".

Visit https://aagg.org to register for this virtual meeting and receive the Zoom link.

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