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.


January 2022 General Member Meeting

Preparing for the 1950 Census with special Guest Speaker Claire Kluskens


Tuesday, January 11, 2022


6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the African American Genealogy Group for our January 2022 General Member Meeting.


As many of you know, the 1950 census will be released for public use on April 1, 2022. This presentation will provide an overview of what is included in the 1950 census, what you can do to get ready now, and what you can expect from the special National Archives website that will be devoted exclusively to this census.


Join us with Special Guest Speaker Claire Kluskens, a digital projects archivist and designated Genealogy/Census Records Subject Matter Expert, who has spearheaded the completion of more than 330 National Archives microfilm publications, and now works on digital and description projects for the National Archives Catalog.



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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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