HTown AAHGS Featured in the Chronicle

Our February meeting featured a presentation from Mr. Franklin Smith of the Clayton Library. DNA-based genealogy is growing increasingly popular, and his presentation outlined some of the methods, challenges, and advantages of this new research area. The Houston Chronicle was present, and you can read the article they published here:…

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Reuniting the Black Family: Volunteers Index Freedmen’s Bureau Records

At its September meeting, members of the Houston Texas Chapter of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) heeded the “call to action” issued by FamilySearch as they received instruction on indexing Freedmen’s Bureau Records from volunteers of the Friendswood Texas Stake. Jesse Williams, chapter president, who had successfully learned…

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Freedmen’s Bureau Freed Slave Records Indexing Kicks Off in Houston

Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Project

A thrill of victory filled the air at the Klein Texas Stake Family History Center in north Houston as Jesse Williams, president of the Houston chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, successfully completed his first attempt at indexing records from the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Mr. Williams, a 35-year…

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Star of the Republic Museum to host African-American Genealogy Workshop July 18

Star of the Republic Museum Logo

Workshop led by members of H-Town Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society African-Americans interested in learning more about their history and personal lineage are invited to attend a genealogy workshop at Star of the Republic Museum located at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. The workshop is set for Saturday,…

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