The African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley
The African American Genealogy
Group of the Miami Valley
Promoting African-American Genealogy and Black Family History


Welcome to AAGGMV!

Welcome to the African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley of Ohio (AAGGMV).  Please take a look around our website to learn more about our organization, the resources we offer, and how you can join. Something changes every month. Thanks for visiting!

It's time to renew for 2015


Click our "Calendar of Events" for a summary of latest meetings and conferences.
The 2014 Fall issue of the AAGGMV Newsletter has been uploaded to the Members Only page.

Saving AAGGMV Data

ATTENTION AAGGMV MEMBERS!!!! With the announcement of the discontinuance of their websites as of September 2014 AAGGMV needs to determine what data/information needs to be 'saved" from our AAGGMV website. We have information dating back to 2004 that includes, but is not limited to, Photos, PDF files, Address Book, Historical documnents, etc. Looking for suggestions on 1) what should we try to capture 2) where should the captured information be stored and 3) any other considerations. Please post comments/suggestions on the Discussion Forums section of this site.  (Website Commentary & Suggestion Topic)


African American History Projects

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has joined the National Archives and Family Search to create an online, searchable database of former enslaved persons whose names appear in the Freedmen's Bureau Records between 1865-1872.  They are seeking volunteers to help with indexing the records that will form the bulk of the database. Volunteers are wanted to help. If you are interested visit the website:
(click on "Get Iinvolved," then, "Freedsmen's Bureau.")

Your Must See website - Afrigeneas

Afrigeneas is the premiere website for African-American genealogy. Check it out here.

Note: Additions to Surname Research Page

Instructions for AAGGMV Members to add THEIR surname(s) data to the Surname Research Page have been included in the Members Only "Website Tips & How To" category of the Secure Download feature.