African-American Genealogy

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Follow your kin to the far reaches of England’s empire with our pointers for researching British roots in South Africa.
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A research project to document slave ships captured during the early 1800s after the slave trade became illegal.
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Meet the face and the force behind genealogy TV shows such as the PBS series—Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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The black press created a repository of experiences, hopes and dreams for your African-American ancestors. Discover 11 ways these publications can give you the scoop on your family.
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Select records and documents on slaves are finally digital.
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Bring good fortune to your family history search with our 13th annual collection of the 101 Best Websites for genealogy.
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The research institute at the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will help African-Americans fill in gaps in their genealogy research.
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If your British ancestors immigrated to South Africa, these are the records you'll look for.
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Tracing your African-American ancestors before the Civil War almost always means identifying their slaveholders. Here's how to get started.
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A childhood discovery sparks a mission to document and preserve a slave cemetery.
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