The A.A.C.G.S provides the Central Illinois community with a solid local research base and networks with other societies' local, state, and national resources.
As we have begun our research, already we have located many slave names and owners during the period of 1619 - 1860. African-Americans have helped to build and have remained unacknowledged for far too long. We have the great task of researching and recognizing those African-Americans who helped to make America the great country it is.
Researching African-American(AA) history is a rewarding experience that improves self-esteem, tolerance and diversity. Members have discovered ancestors who were scholars, industrialists, and perhaps even royalty.
The following types of courses and services will be made available through the AACGS.
Tours by appointment: Storytelling by appointment
Black Poetry by appt. Video Presentation by appt.
African Folktale, African Research
African-American History, African-American Research
South American Research, Writing Your Family History
Preserving Records, Military Records
Personal Research, Researching Illinois and Southern State Records
African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society Of Illinois, Inc. Museum