African American

African American Genealogy Links and Resources

"Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner´s Guide" star[offsite link] Article by by David Thackery

"Slavery Up Close and Personal," star[offsite link]
by Arica L. Coleman (´Ancestry´ Magazine, July/August 2002)

"The Challenge of African American Research" star[offsite link]
by Curt B. Witcher, FUGA ("Ancestry" Magazine, Sep/Oct 1997, Vol. 15, No. 5)

1860 Slave Schedules star[offsite link]
You can look up slave schedules and Slave owners here.

Africa WorldGenWeb Page star[offsite link]
A WorldGen Web Project Site

African American Genealogy star
African American Genealogy can bring challenges with it. Here is how to begin on a good foundation and continue in a smooth journey.

African American Genealogical Society of Northern California star[offsite link]
Complete Library of Information

African American Genealogy star[offsite link]
This is a listing of Military Links, Webpages, Census Records, Links by State, Vital Records and Cemeteries.

African American Genealogy on the Web star[offsite link]
Princeton Public Library African American Resources

African American Genealogy Research Publication star
Michael Grant Hait, CG has released African American Genealogy Research in a laminated form. It is part of the Genealogy at a glance series. Anyone who has any dealings with African American research will find this as a “must have” for their library.

African American Genealogy Sites star[offsite link]
List of African American Genealogy Web Sites

African American Research star
Getting started in your African American Research.

African American Research Tips star
African American Research Tips - Black History Month is a great time to start your family research!

African American Sites to Break Brickwalls star
A researcher had gotten her African American ancestors to the 1870 census, and like a lot of you, hit a brick wall. It was not beginning classes she needed, but a few suggestions where to look next and a whole lot of luck. Here are some sugestions that might help.

African Ancestry, Inc. star
African Ancestry, Inc. is an African-American owned company that pioneered DNA-based ancestry tracing for people of African descent in the U.S. Through their proprietary database of over 25,000 indigenous African lineages, they have helped thousands of families discover their roots at 99%!

Afrigeneas star[offsite link]
AfriGeneas, an outstanding resource and recommended starting point for "African Ancestored Genealogy," includes a beginner´s guide, slave data, surnames, links, state and worldwide resources, newsletter, library, and a mailing list:

AfriGeneas Records Database Review star
AfriGeneas is the largest African American genealogical database. Come see what their Records sections has!

AfriGeneas´s census schedules online: star[offsite link]
"Helping the African Ancestored Climb the 1870 ´Brick Wall´" Complete census tables

Afriquest Press Release star
WeRelate, USF Africana Heritage Project and Ideas4 to Build Free, Central Online Database for African American Genealogy to be called Afriquest.

Ancestor Guest Genealogy star[offsite link]
African American Genealogy Links

Black Genealogical or Historical Societies star
The International Black Genealogy Summit(IBGS)is meeting this week (October 29-31, 2009) at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I wanted to learn more about the IBGS and share some resources with you.

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands star
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands was established by the War Department on March 3, 1865. Its primary function was to supervise all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen. Come learn more about it.

Christine´s Genealogy Website star[offsite link]
Extensive Archive Articles and Resources

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: U.S. Colored Troops star[offsite link]
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Connecticut State Library star[offsite link]
Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library

Cyndi´s List - African American star[offsite link]
Large Database - Excellent

Ethnic-African: AFRICANAMER-GEN Mailing List star[offsite link]
Mailing List Links

Freedman's Bank Review star
Freedman's Bank Review

Freedmen´s Bureau Online star[offsite link]
Complete Freedmen´s Database plus additional Articles and Resources

Genealogy Records Wish List star
Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings has posted his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post for us to think of our Genealogy Wish List. This one got my attention because I can think of several databases I wish were online (especially if offered for FREE).


Historical Text Archive star[offsite link]
This archive has 21 wonderful articles.

IAAM announces African American Genealogy Center star
The International African American Museum launches a groundbreaking African American Genealogy Center! Come learn more...

Lowcountry Africana Needs Volunteers star
Lowcountry Africana has joined with Footnote to create a FREE interactive Slave Records Collection. They'll digitizing surviving estate inventory for Colonial/Charleston,SC-and selected bills of sale; In a free collection on Footnote. Need volunteers and that is where YOU can help!!!

NARA´s Genealogy Pages: African American Research star[offsite link]
Pre-Civil War, Military Records, Post-Civil War Records and Resources

The Digital Library on American Slavery Review star
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) meets every June at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Students meet to take genealogical courses. This past week was a great informative week and I wanted to share a database I learned about in my Researching African-American class.

The Lest We Forget Genealogy Page star[offsite link]
Lists of Probate Records, Pension Records, Slave Narratives, Special Reports, Family Research, Various States Research, Military Records, Web Resources

The USF Africana Heritage Project star[offsite link]
Our mission is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site.

Tribal Pages star[offsite link]
"A free online Genealogy Service dedicated to creating your Family Tree website effortlessly and quickly."

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