LANSING AREA AFRICAN AMERICAN
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
New!! LAAAGS Online Newsletter
Welcome to the Home Page of the Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society.  LAAAGS was
founded in 2001 and is located in Lansing, Michigan.  The purpose of LAAAGS is to promote the
preservation of  African American family history for Lansing area residents and other interested persons.
Questions or comments about this site contact willye@laaags.org
or entpeople@yahoo.com.
This page was last updated March 2019
The next meeting for LAAAGS will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. There will be a presentation on the
City of Lansing's new "Paving the Way" Project. The Project will document the impact of the construction of
I-496 on the Lansing African American community. Presenters will be the president of the Lansing Historical
Society, Bill Castanier and members of the Project Committee. We will meet at the State Library and Museum,
702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lake Erie Room, Lansing, MI 48933. The public is invited to attend!
*ANNOUNCEMENT*
The dues for LAAAGS have changed!
Please note that dues have increased from $20 to
$25 dollars annually. Annual dues for 2017 are now
due, starting January 2017.
Form for Dues Submission

2018 June Research Trip

  LAAAGS members took a Research Trip to the Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History in Detroit on June 30th. Members
attending: Gary and Ruby Wilkes, Jessica Trotter, and Mike and Willye
Bryan. The museum visit was an excellent opportunity to see a great
historical presentation of the African American experience from Mother
Africa, through the Middle Passage to the U.S. and Caribbean Islands.
The curation culminates into present day U.S. history. This was a
memorable trip and recommended by all that attended! The day was made
even more enjoyable by a trip to Detroit's Eastern Market!
*ANNOUNCEMENT*
The dues for LAAAGS have changed!
Please note that dues have increased from $20 to
$25 dollars annually.
Annual dues for 2019 are
now due, starting January 2019
.
Form for Dues Submission
*ANNOUNCEMENT*
Current Officers for 2019
President: Gary Wilkes
Vice President: Jessica Trotter
Recording Secretary: Willye Bryan
Treasurer: Mike Bryan