James Dent Walker, District of Columbia Chapter

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS)

​​​​​​​Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at the 

Juanita E. Thornton /Shepherd Park Library - 7420 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

All meetings are at 11:00 unless otherwise indicated!

Most meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday but

please check the listed date closely as there may be changes!

2020 Monthly Schedule of Meetings & Events


January:   How I Created My Fan Chart Family Tree
Adrienne Fikes
In keeping with the collaborative sharing that is characteristic of our chapter, this will be an interactive discussion about the variety of tools to create a family tree. Please come prepared to share the benefits and challenges of online and offline tree mapping tools you are using in your own research. Adrienne will talk about how she got started researching her genealogy, and will share a demonstration of her fan chart family tree in Family Search. If you bring laptops, tablets or smartphones, you can work on your tree in Family Search.

Bio: Adrienne, M.Ed, PCC, is the creator of the #16Greats Challenge https://www.facebook.com/groups/SquadGoals16GreatsChallenge/, a fifth generation Virginian, TEDx speaker, associate coach trainer, civic advocate, author of the mindfulness workbook Finding Your #UnspeakableJoy: Right There Where You Are, and the Soul Power Coach™ of SoulPowerCoach.com. Follow @SoulPowerCoach on Twitter and Instagram.


February 27th:  Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel:  Three Generations of the Clarke Family

The City Tavern Preservation Foundation will present a special program on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 6:30 PM given by Yvette LaGonterie: Enslaved at the Georgetown Hotel: Three Generations of the Clarke Family.

Reservations are required. Please email membership@CityTavernClubdc.org to secure a place.

For more info:  http://www.thegeorgetowndish.com/thelatest/enslaved-georgetown-hotel-three-generations-clarke-family-feb-27th 

​​Black History Month Genealogy Conference, Church of Latter-Day Saints, Laurel, MD 


March:  Washington, DC Historical Society  801 K Street, NW, Washington, DC



Because of the Corona Virus closing of Libraries and other venues, our monthly meetings have been canceled until further notice.  Stay tuned for updated information.  Practice your Zoom skills in case we move to a Zoom platform!


      April:  Gail George will discuss her connection to the short film Railroad Ties.  The film documents six descendants of fugitive slaves and abolitionists who come together in Brooklyn, NY  to discover their lineage.   

May:  Julie Seely, author of Skinny House, the story of her grandfather, Nathan Seely, an ambitious carpenter who establishes a company in 1923 for “building homes for colored people” and takes part in The Great Migration.     

June:  Juneteenth Genealogy Conference‐  Prince George’s County, MD   

July & August: Summer Recess   

September:  "How I got My Last Name"‐   Audrey Hinton   

October:  National AAGHS Meeting in Hampton, VA   

November:  Afro‐American Quilters‐ TBA   

December:  Holiday Event 

Dates, agenda items and locations are subject to change.