AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY GROUP WELCOMES YOU
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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.
AAGG encourages members to become actively involved with the programs and committees of our organization.
Mission - The African American Genealogy Group’s mission is to educate, provide resources, and
create 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.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
General membership meetings are free and open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 6:30-8:30pm, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 North 54th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
STATES GROUPS MEETINGS
States Groups meetings are a benefit of membership. The meetings allow members to learn about and share state-specific genealogy research techniques, and discuss and break through brick walls. These meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month from September through June, from 10am-12pm at the Bala Cynwd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
EDEN CEMETERY PROJECT
AAGG members can volunteer their time helping make records of the Historic Eden Cemetery more accessible to the public. Eden Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery located in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
Eden Cemetery was established June 20, 1902. When other black cemeteries in Philadelphia were condemned by the city in the early 20th century, including the Olive Graveyard, Lebanon Graveyard, and Stephen Smith Home Burial Ground, the bodies were re-interred at Eden. The cemetery is still in operation. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.