AAHGS - About the JOURNAL

Serving African American Family Researchers and Historians

The Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is a semi-annual publication of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. The Journal provides a medium for the publication of original manuscripts, articles, and information on African and African American history and genealogy. The Journal is committed to

  • documenting and preserving the African and African American experience by publishing historical and genealogical subject matter of interest to the African American family researcher, and
  • facilitating the dissemination of historical and genealogical resources that will assist the African American family researcher.
All materials for publication should be submitted to: Sylvia Polk-Burriss, Editor; AAHGS Journal; 14340 Rosetree Court; Silver Spring, MD 20906 or via e-mail at spburriss@aol.com.

Permission to Reproduce or Adapt Copyright-Protected Material

Permission must be obtained from the Editor of the AAHGS Journal to publish any articles, manuscripts, family group record sheets, and/or visual images that have been published in the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.

In granting permission to publish materials previously published in the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, the AAHGS does not surrender its right to grant the same permission to others.

The copyright law of the United States (U.S. Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies and reproductions of copyrighted material. Therefore, the publishing party assumes all responsibility for obtaining permission for use of any material where copyrights, literary property rights, or other forms of ownership of intellectual property may apply, in conformance with the provisions of the United States copyright law.

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Material acceptable for publication
Submission guidelines
Editorial board and staff
Index to back issues


This page updated: 02 Jan 2003