AAHGS Nashville holds five meetings and three workshops (the 1st Saturday of each month) throughout each year, with the exception of January, July, and September. Special meetings may be called throughout the year however.

Meetings are free and open to the public; workshops are free for AAHGS Nashville members; $35 for non-members. 

Meetings begin at 9:30am and are held at Fort Negley Visitors Center & Park unless otherwise noted. The address is 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203.

2020 AAHGS Nashville Calendar

January 18, 2020 (3pm) – Special presentation ft. Dr. Angela Sutton “Monuments & Memories: How Do We Want the World to See Fort Negley?” (meeting recap)

February 8th,  2020 – Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage “Preserving Your Family History Day 2020”. 10am  -2:3opm. Location: The Hermitage. AAHGS Nashville will be present to aid with tips/resources for African American Family History.  Details online at

March 7, 2020  –  1st Quarterly Meeting & Workshop: Using Military Records for African American Research ft. Tina Cahalan Jones  (This workshop is free for AAHGS Nashville members; $35 for non-members). This meeting was not held and will be rescheduled

April 4, 2020ZOOM Virtual Chat: Genealogy Organization  – join us via Zoom for a virtual chat session about organizing your genealogy research and files. Registration is limited – register here

May 2, 2020Tennessee Humanities Projects Overview ft. Tim Henderson (Free and open to the public)

June 6, 20202nd Quarterly Meeting & Workshop: Wills, Deeds, and Tax Records for African American Research ft. Ken Fieth and Kelley Sirko of the Metro Archives. This meeting will take place at the Nashville Metro Archives at the downtown branch of the Nashville Public Library. (This workshop is free for AAHGS Nashville members; $35 for non-members).

July 25, 2020 – Day trip to the Day Trip Bus Tour to the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center, Fort Pillow State Park, Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, W.C. Handy Home & Museum, Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School.  Depart 6am, Return 8pm (Fee: $180 due by May 25th). Contact Gloria Conley,

August 1, 20203rd Quarterly Meeting: Nashville Negro Baseball League – ft. Dr. Harriet Hamilton (Free and open to the public)

October 3, 2020Workshop: Creating Family History Gifts (This workshop is free for AAHGS Nashville members; $35 for non-members).

November 7, 2020 – Annual Meeting: Roundtable discussion –  using DNA for your genealogy research (Free and open to the public)

December 5, 2020 – AAHGS Nashville General Meeting – “Show and Tell Your Family History” (Free and open to the public); RSVP online

Other Genealogy & Family History Events

January 18, 2020 – Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society – Show & Tell: Ancestors, Antiques, and Artifacts.  Location: Tennessee State Library & Archives. (info)

February 14, 2020– Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture at Tennessee State University. Nashville, TN. (info)

February 14, 2020, 7pm – “Candid Conversation: An Intimate Evening with Joseph McGill” hosted by the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation. (info)

February 26-February 29, 2020 – RootsTech Genealogy Conference. Hosted by FamilySearch. Salt Lake City, UT. (info)

February 29, 2020 (1oam – 3pm) – “Resolving Difficult Genealogical Problems with New Tools” by J. Mark Lowe. Sponsored by The Heritage at Brentwood and the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (info coming soon)

March 28, 2020 (4pm) – Untold Story Of The Maney Family Slaves: A Case Study Of Slavery In Murfreesboro.  Hosted at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro, TN. (info)

May 20-23, 2020– National Genealogical Society Family History Conference. Salt Lake City, UT (info)

June 2020 – Annual Conference of the Sons & Daughters of the US Middle Passage. Details to be announced on their website.

June & July 2020 – Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Hosted by the Georgia Genealogical Society.  (info)

October 2020 – Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Annual Meeting and Conference. Details to be announced on their website.

October 14-17, 2020– 41st National Conference of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society. Details to be announced on their website.

November 2020 – Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (MTGS) Annual Seminar. Details to be announced on their website.

December 2020 – Celebration of the Battle of Nashville at the Nashville National Cemetery. Details to be announced via the African American Cultural Alliance website.