AAHGS Local Chapters & Presidents



Arkansas Chapter

President - Margaret Moss -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 4294, Little Rock, AR 72214

Meeting Place: East Little Rock Senior Center, 2500 East 6th St., Little Rock, AR 72202

Meeting Details: We meet quarterly(January, April, August, and November) on the second Saturday, time 10:30 a.m. to noon.


Central California Chapter

President - Denise Lancaster-Young -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9161, Fresno, CA 93790


Delaware Chapter

President - Rosalyn Green -


Mailing Address: PO Box 7205, Wilmington, DE 19803

District of Columbia

James Dent Walker Chapter

President - Linda Crichlow White -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2019, Washington, DC 20013

Meeting Place: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Meeting Details: Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at the Juanita E. Thornton /Shepherd Park Library - All meetings are at 11:00 unless otherwise indicated! Most meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday but please check the listed date closely as there may be changes!


Central Florida Chapter

President - Alberta Gibbs -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1347, Orlando, FL 32802-1347

Meeting Place: West Oaks Library & Genealogy Center, 1821 E. Silver Star Rd., Ocoee, FL 34761

Meeting Details: Our meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

East Central Florida Chapter

President - -Ann Harrell - 


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11652, Daytona Beach, FL 32174

Meeting Place: Bethune Cookman University Library, 604 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Meeting Details: Second Saturday of each month, 10 AM,

Tampa Chapter

President - Lilli Samuels -


Mailing Address: 27418 Sugar Loaf Dr., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Meeting Place: Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Meeting Details: 2nd Saturday MonthlySept – Jun at 1:00pmDecember Meeting (TBA)


Metro Atlanta Chapter

President - Tammy Ozier -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 54131, Atlanta, GA 30308-9998

Meeting Details: Regular meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of every month from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; location various across Metro Atlanta, exceptions are noted on the website


Patricia Liddell Researchers Chapter

President - Emerson Stewart -


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 438652, Chicago, IL 60643


Kansas Chapter

President - Sherri Camp -



Mailing Address: 2601 SW Westport Dr., Topeka, KS 66614

Meeting Place: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604

Meeting Details:


Louisiana Chapter

President - Ja'el Gorden - 


Mailing Address: 7199 N. Maribel Ct., Baton Rouge, LA 70812


Agnes Kane Callum Chapter

President - Roland Mills - 


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9366, Baltimore, MD 21228

Meeting Place: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21218

Meeting Details: We meet starting at 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays at the Northwood Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Public Library. We meet on the first Saturday of most months.

Central Maryland Chapter

President - LaJoy Mosby - 


Mailing Address: PO Box 6294, Columbia, MD 21045-9998

Meeting Place: 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Meeting Details: Second Saturday every other month (Jan-Mar-May-Sep-Nov) 1 PM - 3 PM, Owen Brown Community Center 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Montgomery County, MD Chapter

President - Chiquita Sorrels - 


Mailing Address: 13610 Valley Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Meeting Place: 12250 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852

Meeting Details: We hold monthly meetings on the fourth Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cordelia House in Rockville (except July and August).

Prince George's County Maryland Chapter

President - Jane Taylor Thomas - 


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 44252, Fort Washington, MD 20749-4252

Meeting Place: Seabrook Recreation Center, 9443 Worrell Avenue, Lanham, MD 20706

Meeting Details: AAHGS-PGCM holds bi-monthly meetings at the Seabrook Recreation Center in Lanham, Maryland on the third Saturday in January, March, May, September, and November.


New England Chapter

President - Judith Allen-Shaw - 


Mailing Address: 5 Old Planters Rd., Beverly, MA 1915

Meeting Place: Cary Memorial Library, 1875 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Meeting Details: Please join us Saturdays, September through June, Learn about Afro-American History and Genealogical Research

New Jersey

New Jersey Chapter

President - Janice Gilyard -

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 166, Summit, NJ 07902

Meeting Details: Once meeting-in-person can resume, we will meet at the Jersey City Public Library/Earl A. Morgan Branch, in the Afro American Historical and Cultural Society Museum, 1841 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305  (Currently meeting virtually).  We meet the second Saturday of each month, 11 AM,

Currently meeting virtually.


Instagram - aahgs_nj_ 



New York

Jean Simpson Scott Greater New York Chapter

President - Stacey Bell - 


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1050, New York City, NY 10116

Meeting Place: Joseph P. Kennedy Center - Lower Level Cafe area, 4 W. 134th St., Harlem, NY 10037

Meeting Details: General Membership meetings are held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on the second Saturday of each month, September through June at on Joseph P. Kennedy Center - Lower Level Cafe area in Harlem, NY 10037 (Enter from 135th St. between Lenox Ave [Malcolm X Blvd] and Fifth Ave.)

Richard B. Dickenson Staten Island Chapter

President - Robin Semple & Debbie-Ann Paige - 


Mailing Address: 456 Davis Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

North Carolina

NC Piedmont Triad Chapter

President - Lamar E. DeLoatch -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 36586, Greensboro, NC 27416

Meeting Place: Genesis Baptist Church, 2812 E Bessemer Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405

Meeting Details:

North Carolina Triangle Region Chapter

President - Wanda Cox-Bailey -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 14243, Raliegh, NC 27620

Sandhills (North Carolina) Chapter


President - Desi L. Campbell - 



Charlotte Chapter

President - John H. Sadler -

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 217283, Charlotte, NC 28221

Meeting Place: Beatties Ford Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

Meeting Details: Meetings at 9:30 am on 3rd Saturday of every odd month; Beatties Ford Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216 - Check our Facebook page for updates.


Family Quest Chapter

President - Octavia Greene 


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34620, Philadelphia, PA 19101

Family Quest Society website

Pittsburgh Chapter

President - Marlene Bransom -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 99893, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-4893

Meeting Place: Carnegie Library Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Meeting Details: AAHGS meetings are held the last Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Dates and locations may change to accommodate field trips or other research activities. Please email the Chapter for verification. No meetings are held in July or August. Carnegie Library Homewood in Pittsburgh, PA.


East Tennessee Chapter

President - Shedenna Dockery -


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 771731, Cordova, TN 38177

Meeting Details: Monthly conference calls, quarterly F2F meeting across East TN

Memphis and the Mid-South Chapter

President - Eunice Buffington - 

Memphis Mid-South Chapter


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 771731, Memphis, TN 38177

Meeting Place: Benjamin Hooks Main Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

Meeting Details: Meetings are (generally) on the 3rd Saturday each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. in Meeting Room C of the Benjamin Hooks Main Library.

Nashville Chapter

President - Taneya Koonce - 


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 40281, Nashville, TN 37204

Meeting Place: 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203

Meeting Details: Meetings begin at 9:30 am and are held at Fort Negley Visitors Center & Park unless otherwise noted. The address is 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203


Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter

President - Sheron Bruno -


Mailing Address: 10418 Kelburn Drive, Houston, TX 77016

Meeting Place: Clayton Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004

Meeting Details: When: 2nd Saturday in January – June, and September – December (no meetings in July & August) * Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Utah Chapter

President - Robert Burch - 


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 44404, Salt Lake City, UT 84410


Burke, Brown, Steppe Chapter

President - April Burns - 


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 7492, Charlotteville, VA 22906-7492

Meeting Place: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th Street N.W., Charlottesville, VA. 22902

Meeting Details: Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Second Floor in Charlottesville, VA. 22902. In addition to our monthly meeting, on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00 to 12:00 noon, we provide genealogy assistance in the computer room at the same location

Greater Richmond, VA Chapter

President - Michelle Evans Oliver - 


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27833, Richmond, VA 23261

Hampton Roads Chapter

President - Naida Sweat -


Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2448, Newport News, VA 23609-2448

Meeting Place: Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, Va 23669

Meeting Details: Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 AM - 12 Noon

Danville/Pittsylvania Co. Chapter

President - Karice Luck - 

Mailing Address: 2132 Robin Hood Drive, Danville, VA 24540

Meeting Details: Join the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chapter on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Locations TBA.

This list is current as of January 31, 2021.