African-American Genealogy

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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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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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Don’t stop your family history search at the Emancipation Proclamation. Use these techniques to discover African-American roots obscured by slavery.
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Celebrate Black History Month with our guide to tracing your African-American roots and reclaiming the lost heritage of your slave ancestors.
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Use these Web resources to help you find your African-American ancestors.
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Get an overview of slavery in the United States with our timeline.
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Select records and documents on slaves are finally digital.
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A historian's work to document thousands of Africans slaves and African-descended people in Louisiana.
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Books, Web sites and more
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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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