African American Genealogy
While African American genealogy has its own set of challenges, tracing your family from today back to the Civil War when slaves were freed follows the same rules as constructing any family tree - start with yourself to construct a family tree generation by generation. Get started here
African-American Genealogy Search
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Custom Search of African-American genealogy by Ancestor Search
Search free African-American & black family history databases found on the internet. Find transcriptions of census, burial records, obituaries, stories, and much more.
African American Genealogy Research Help
Overview of African American Research
The Ancestry.com Wiki has a series of articles about African-American genealogy research. Look in the right column for the related articles.
Making a Breakthrough in African American Genealogy
Free Online African-American Genealogy Class.
Expert Advice for African-American genealogy research.
African-American Genealogy Databases
African-American Cemeteries On-Line
Transcriptions of African-American cemeteries in the United States, Canada, and Barbados.
African American Collections at Ancestry.com
Start searching the world’s largest online collection of African American and black family history records now. You could find ancestors who served their country in wartime, learn about their homes, their careers and much more.
Names & lives of slaves, freed persons and their descendants
African Ancestor Genealogy - From Africa to the Americas
View more than a million free photos and documents from the National Archives found nowhere else on the internet. Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction & Jim Crow Laws, World Wars, Civil Rights Movement
Christine's Genealogy Website
Search African-American resource files.
Large Slaveholders of 1860
Slaveholder names taken from the 1860 census.
Low Country Africana
The family heritage of African-Americans in the rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and northeastern Florida, home to the Gullah/Geechee culture.
USF Africana Heritage Project
A project by University of South Florida to document the names of former slaves. Over 25,000 historic documents of interest to researchers of African American genealogy and history.