African American Genealogical Interest Group

Discusses and explores areas of research unique to the African American community. The group discusses on using a variety of sources, including census research, reconstruction and Freedman Bureau records, NARA combined military records of the U.S. Colored Troops, Plantation Slave records, Slave schedules and other records that provide information for this special area of genealogy research. Expert researchers and speakers make presentations on Slavery, customs, tradition, state laws, and the techniques and methods used in their research.


Where: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Directions), various locations


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Meetings Dates: Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from September through May in the West room, from 2:00 to 4:45 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • September 20 - The presentation will be on an event that occurred in Anderson County TX. The speakers will be E.R. Bills, Author of THE 1910 SLOCUM MASSACRE: An Act of Genocide in East Texas, and Constance Hollie Jawaid, a retired Principal whose Great Grandfather and other relatives had their lives forever changed by this event. Both speakers live within the North Texas area.
  • October 18 - Topic TBD
  • November 15 - Topic TBD
  • December 20 - Topic TBD
  • January 17 - Topic TBD
  • February 21 - Topic TBD
  • March 21 - Topic TBD
  • April 18 - Topic TBD
  • May 16 - Topic TBD

Dallas Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 12446, Dallas, Texas 75225-0446
1-866-YOU2DGS (866-968-2347)