Meetings

The General Meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so please feel free to join us for one of our monthly meetings.

Our group normally meets the second Tuesday of each month* (except July and August). from 7-9pm at the First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. See general meeting venue details below*

 Upcoming General Meetings

AAGG will be meeting next on Tuesday, May 9.

The general meeting begins at 7 PM

Our guest speaker for the general meeting will be Aaron McWilliams a reference archivist at the Pennsylvania State Archives.  He is responsible for handling research inquiries at the Archives and frequently represents the agency at genealogical events.

Aaron’s areas of expertise include Pennsylvania state land records, Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary War militia, as well as family history and genealogy. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania State Archives, Aaron worked as a reference archivist at the Maryland State Archives and as a professional genealogist.

Aaron has appeared on WITF’s Radio Smart Talk and Who Do You Think You Are?, and has lectured at events held by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and HSP.

Meeting Location:
First District Plaza 
3801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3rd Floor Ballroom

Complimentary Garage Parking Available off of 38th Street, take elevator to third floor.

General Meeting Venue Details

First District Plaza

3801 Market Street; Philadelphia, Pa

THE NEW MEETING SITE

OF THE

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY GROUP (AAGG)

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Offering:

  • Free parking
  • Elevator service
  • Meeting and conference spaces
  • Reception area
  • Staging areas for displays
  • Kitchenette
  • Restroom facilities
  • WIFI and audiovisual needs including speaker setups (podium, microphone, etc.)
  • Building security
  • Accessibility to site via car and mass transit

DIRECTIONS VIA MASS TRANSIT (SEPTA):

Direct or combination of the following buses, trains, and/or trolleys – MFL (Market Frankford Line),
Routes 10, 21, 30, and 40.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From North 95 (traveling South from New York, North Jersey):  Take I-95 to Exit 4 (Ben Franklin Bridge Exit).  Cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Follow signs for Philadelphia Center City.  Follow signs for Vine Street.  The Vine Street Expressway is 76 West.  Follow 76 West to 30th Street Exit.  Follow the 30th Street Exit around the back of the 30th Street Amtrak Train Station (there is only one way you can go).  Take this to Market Street.  Turn right onto Market Street.  Go to 38th & Market Streets.  The First District Plaza is on the corner of 38th & Market Streets.

From South 95 (traveling North from Washington DC, Baltimore, Wilmington):  Take I-95 North to Philadelphia.  Take the Center City Exit (on your right, just beyond the Philadelphia International Airport).  Cross the George Platt Bridge.  Get into the left land to make an immediate left turn at the light.  Follow the signs for Route 76 going West.  Follow Route 76 West to the 30th Street Exit – about one and a half miles.  Exit at 30th Street.  Go one block to Market St. and make a left turn.  Take Market St. to 38th St.  The First District Plaza is on the corner of 38th and Market Streets.

From West 76 (traveling East from Allentown, Harrisburg, King of Prussia): Take 76 East to Philadelphia/Center City.  Take the Center City Exit for Vine Street.  Follow Vine Street (which is still 76) to 30th Street Station.  Follow the 30th Street Exit around the back of the 30th Street Amtrak Train Station (there is only one way you can go).  Take this to Market St.  Turn right on Market Street.  Go to 38th and Market Streets.  The First District Plaza is on the corner of 38th & Market Streets.

From South Jersey area using the Walt Whitman Bridge: (Cherry Hill, Marlton, Mt. Ephraim, Atlantic City, etc.):  Follow signs for 76 West to 30th Street.  Cross the Walt Whitman Bridge and follow the signs for 76 West.  Follow 76 West to 30th Street Exit.  Follow the 30th Street Exit around the back of the 30th Street Amtrak Train Station (there is only one way you can go).  Take this to Market St.  Turn right onto Market St.  Follow Market St. to 38th St.  The First District Plaza is on the corner of 38th & Market Streets.

From Center City Philadelphia:
Follow Market Street West to 38th Street…..OR Follow Walnut Street West to 38th Street.  Turn right onto 38th Street and follow 38th St. two blocks to Market St. The First District Plaza is on the corner of 38th & Market Streets.