As a chapter of AAHGS, our primary task is to nurture the interest and collaboration of genealogical and family history research, with emphasis on people of African descent. The chapter further seeks to preserve the local history and cultural heritage of people of African descent in the state of Texas.


The thrust of the Chapter acts as a facilitator and teaching vehicle in order to advance African American genealogical & family history research in Texas. The Chapter also serves as an agent to encourage greater involvement of African Americans in the study and preservation of their respective family history.


We believe that the collective compilation and corroboration of our family histories will generate a more accurate portrayal of African American family life, history and culture. Most of all, we believe that through these endeavors the restoration and strengthening of the African American family is made possible.

Chapter News:

For the latest AAHGS H-Town Chapter news and activities, visit the H-Town calendar.

Check out the H-Town Calendar to find information about upcoming activities.

The AAHGS Willie Lee Gay H-Town chapter is on summer break and will return to monthly meetings and presentations on the second Saturday in September.  To learn more, visit the H-Town Chapter calendar.  Become a member and enjoy resources, presentations, and research methodologies with people like you. Happy Summer researching.

Registration for the 42nd Annual Conference of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) is now open via the AAHGS website aahgs.org. The conference will be virtual.  Early-bird registration now through August 31.  The theme is “Genealogy as History, History as Genealogy: Duality of Discovering Your Ancestors.”

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