african american

Genealogy Group

serving philadelphia + the tri-state area

“A People without knowledge of its History, is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey

We’re on a mission!


African American Genealogy Group is on a mission to help people discover their ancestral roots through education and a commitment to building community.

Next Upcoming Meeting



Come and join us every
2nd Tuesday of each month, except July & August, for our General Meeting.

These meetings are always free and open to the public.


October 2021 General Member Meeting


Analyzing Documents and Sources for Genealogical Research – Forming Sound Genealogical Conclusions and Maximizing Indirect Evidence


Tuesday, October 12, 2021


6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the African American Genealogy Group for our October 2021 General Member Meeting about analyzing documents and sources for genealogical research. In the first part of our program we’ll discuss the key elements of genealogical sources, information, and evidence.


In the second part of this program we’ll look at case studies in order to examine the more sophisticated issues of source evaluation.


Be sure to join us for this month’s meeting to get expert advice from Sydney Cruice Dixon, professional genealogist, writer and national lecturer. Sydney’s article, “A Family Secret: Desertion, Scurvy, and President Lincoln” was the featured in the October 2018 NGS Magazine.



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Discover how the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia can help you trace your ancestor’s journey through established methods geared specifically for African Americans.

How can we help you start your genealogy journey?

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