african american

Genealogy Group

serving philadelphia + the tri-state area

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“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 and August, for our General Meeting.

These meetings are always free and open to the public.


May 2024 General Member Meeting

Last Seen – Finding Family After Slavery Project with Judith Giesberg


Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Social Hour @ 6 PM | Speaker Presentation @ 6:30 PM

Join us for a captivating live presentation with special guest Judith Giesberg, exploring the power of “Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery Project” – and using formerly enslaved people’s Information Wanted ads as a crucial tool for African American genealogy research.



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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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