Chapter Activities

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) - Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter hosts and participates in various activities that include:
  • Educational workshops, guest speakers, and monthly meetings designed to improve your research skills
  • Member events that celebrate African American culture, holidays, and family history
  • Historic cemetery preservation and documentation
  • Partnering and co-sponsoring special events that promote African American family research and historic preservation
  • Participation in local, regional and national conferences
  • Documentation of surnames researched by Houston Chapter members
  • Teaching and sharing of genealogical research techniques and data
  • Genealogy field trips
  • Guidance in documentation and preservation of African American family history
  • Networking with local organizations and institutions that preserve the local history and cultural heritage of African Americans in the State of Texas


Interview with Houston Community College TV and AAHGS H-Town Chapter president for 2023 Black History Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGkCLRwqcHE

Houston Chronicle covers "Lost Relatives" 2023 Black History Workshop: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/article/houston-family-roots-slavery-genealogy-descendants-17771558.php

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Past Activities

  • Annual Christmas Luncheons
  • Paper Trails Black History Workshop
  • Oak Park Cemetery Veteran's Decoration Day
  • AAHGS H-Town Chapter Open House
  • Galveston Middle Passage Marker Dedication
  • Olivewood Cemetery Tour
  • Finding Your Story Family Workshop
  • AAHGS National Conference
  • Houston Public Library Workshops and Presentations
  • AAHGS H-Town Chapter hosted Guest Speaker Receptions