African-American Genealogy Articles
Tracing your African-American ancestors before the Civil War almost always means identifying their slaveholders. Here's how to get started.
The research institute at the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will help African-Americans fill in gaps in their genealogy research.
Don’t stop your family history search at the Emancipation Proclamation. Use these techniques to discover African-American roots obscured by slavery.
Celebrate Black History Month with our guide to tracing your African-American roots and reclaiming the lost heritage of your slave ancestors.
eSlavery has obscured the names of your African-American ancestors and cast their lives into darkness. But with our guide, you can begin to rediscover them.
Use these Web resources to help you find your African-American ancestors.
Get an overview of slavery in the United States with our timeline.
Select records and documents on slaves are finally digital.
Books, Web sites and more
What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history.