AAHGS - Newsletter

The Bi-Monthly Newsletter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

AAHGS News is the newsletter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Its bi-monthly issues include a message from the president; News and Notes, a column on activity in the African-American historical and genealogical community; The Book Store, book reviews; Family Prospects, genealogical queries from AAHGS members; and special articles on breaking news.

Genealogical research is like fine detective work -- one has many clues from which to work and must use those clues to connect all of the pieces of the puzzle together.

AAHGS News will explore case studies in which certain clues were provided and will detail the picture that emerged from the clues. In some cases, a complete, colorful picture emerged while in other instances the picture remains dark or fuzzy. Still, each case presents some important lessons learned from which other genealogists may benefit. The cases will feature:


AAHGS News 2002 Special Focus Topics

January/February 2002
Reconnecting Family Branches: The Case of the Missing Hughes Branches
March/April 2002
Life Does Exist: Proving that Joseph Peter Todd I Actually Existed
May/June 2002
Records Without Names: Connecting Early Alabama Vital Records With Their Rightful Owners
July/August 2002
Using Vital Records to Prove Family Connections: The Descendants of Willis Harris Bellamy, Sr.
September/October 2002
When Skeletons Rattle: Ethical Dilemmas in Exposing Family Secrets
November/December 2002
Black Folk Used to Own the Land: Strategies in Tracing Ancestral Land Ownership

Guidelines for submitting articles
Index to back issues

This page updated: 10 Jun 2002.