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Mission and Goals

Board Members, Officers, Committee Chairs

Board of Director


  •    Programs

    Board Members
  • President Vice-President   Recording SecretaryTreasurer

  •    MembershipOutreach & Education / Publicity HistorianWebsite (Vacant)

    Committee Chairs



Committee Chairs






General Meetings


Who can attend

AAGSNC meetings are open to the public. 


Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month except July and August, and include a presentation on topics of interest.  For a list of this year's topics, please visit this link. 


1:30 pm. until 4:00 pm. 


Oakland Public Library
Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94602-2398

Board Meetings

The AAGSNC Board of Directors' Meetings are held quarterly and by phone.

Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month except July and August at 12:30 PM (Prior to the General Meeting). All meetings are held at the Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch. All are welcome to attend.

Privacy Policy

African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) 
A privacy policy for a genealogical website may appear to be a contradiction of purpose. Our very existence depends on visitors to our site sharing information about themselves and their ancestors. However, your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.
Membership List

Information stored in the AAGSNC membership database is not shared with any other entity. The membership database is used exclusively for administering the Society’s official business (contact information, membership dues, journal mailings, etc.) Where personal information about our members may appear on our website, it has been published at the request of the member or with his or her permission.
Public Forums
AAGSNC uses your IP address to administer our Genealogy Forums. We use cookies to save your password so you do not have to reenter it each time you visit areas of our site that requires a password. Registration in one of our Forums requires users to give us contact information (like their email address). This information is necessary so that those responding to your queries will know how to contact you.

A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. However, the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. AAGSNC uses cookies in only one instance — when you register to use one of our forums. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these forums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Mailing Lists
AAGSNC mailing lists are private moderated discussion forums operated for the benefit of AAGSNC Members only. All members are eligible to participate. All participants may exercise their option to unsubscribe from a list at any time.
Confidential Information
AAGSNC uses an order form for customers to purchase products from our online store using a credit card. We collect the customer’s name and address for shipping purposes only. Membership registration and renewal may also be paid by credit card. Credit card information is provided directly to the credit card processor by the customer or member and is not seen or stored by AAGSNC.
Credit card processing for Affiliate Program items (books, software, etc.) is handled by the respective merchants (,, Google, etc.). All merchants use secure encryption keys to transmit information.
The AAGSNC Store uses the PayPal secure credit card processing service for items sold directly by AAGSNC (Artwork, t-shirts, etc.). Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express  are accepted. You can review PayPal's privacy and security statements at the PayPal Security Center.
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If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

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P. O. Box 27485
Oakland, CA 94602-0985
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Mission and Goals

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The Organizing Members

The African American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) was founded in March 1996 under the leadership of Kathryn Burgess Smith. The organizing members were Charlesetta Braggs-Ford,  Jeanette Braxton-Secret, Charles T. Brown, Rayford Bullock, Electra Kimble Price,  and Ranie George Smith.

The organizers had a strong desire to preserve and promote the study of records of a genealogical and historical nature relating to African American ancestry. AAGSNC, a nonprofit organization (91-1886220), was incorporated in the state of California on November 4, 1998. AAGSNC is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.



The African-American Genealogical Society of Northern California (AAGSNC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated in its commitment to national and international African-ancestry family history research. The society provides a unique approach to education, research skills and support to anyone interested in genealogy.



  • To promote interest in genealogy, biography, and related history of African Americans.

  • To supplement and enrich the education of African Americans through the collection, preservation and maintenance of African American genealogical materials.

  • To promote the accumulation and preservation of African American genealogical and related historical material and make such material available to all.

  • To promote and maintain ethical standards in genealogical research and publications.


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Copyright and Disclaimer

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Commercial use of documents displayed on the AAGSNC website requires the prior written consent of the copyright holders. The links to other resources are provided as a convenience to our members and website visitors for informational purposes only. AAGSNC bears no responsibility for the quality of information provided through other sites.

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