Welcome To STL-AAHGS

StL-AAHGS Visiting Allen County Library, in Ft Wayne Indiana.

StL-AAHGS Visiting Allen County Library, in Ft Wayne Indiana.

Welcome to the website for the St. Louis African American History & Genealogy Society (STL-AAHGS). Please take a look around our website to learn more about our organization, the resources we offer, and about how you can join.  Thanks for visiting

St. Louis African American History & Genealogy was formed in late 2008 with the first workshop being held January 2009. There were over 70 attendees with 50 becoming paid members.

Today, STL-AAHGS is the authority on African American History & Genealogy in the St. Louis Area. This group provides ongoing information to assist the beginning researcher as well as the more experienced.

Workshops are held with local and national speakers. A all day genealogical conference is held every year in February. There are bus tours, research trips, and library educational opportunities offered to members.

Once you become a member and start your research, you are eligible to be a member of a state study group. This means if your ancestors come from Tennessee, then the Tennessee Study Group will assist you with your research in that area.

Expansion is a significant investment in the future of The African American History & Genealogy Society’s commitment to preserving African-American family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by providing educational and research opportunities, community services, and collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical records.

With continued support and ongoing enthusiasm and commitment of the entire St. Louis community, the St. Louis African American History & Genealogy Society will continue to be one of our region’s most treasured and vibrant cultural assets for generations to come, dedicated to research of African American heritage.

“Cultivating our roots by collecting, documenting and preserving our African American heritage”