Established in 1977, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc, (AAHGS) a 501(c)(3) non-profit national organization dedicated to promoting research, study and publication of history and genealogy of Americans, with particular interest in persons of African descent. It is head quartered in Washington, DC, with members and chapters located in various parts of the United States and the world.
AAHGS-NC/Piedmont-Triad conducts bi-monthly meetings which include speakers, workshops, seminars, and networking with other members. Members attend regularly scheduled trips to Local Family Centers and receive assistance with their research projects. Also, they participate in organized research trips to various Local, Regional and National Archives.