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.


November 2021 General Member Meeting


How to Use DNA to Demolish Brick Walls


Tuesday, November 9, 2021


6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the African American Genealogy Group for our October 2021 General Member Meeting.


You’ve taken a DNA test and you’ve received the results. Now what? How do you interpret them? Did you choose the right one to answer the question(s) you were hoping to answer? How can you get the most out of your results, and what should your next steps be? Join us as genetic genealogist Shannon Christmas shares the answers to these questions and more, and helps you make a plan to demolish your tricky family history brick walls.



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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?

Send us a message. We would love to hear from you!