African-American Genealogy

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A surge of new resources is chipping away at barriers to African-American genealogy.
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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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Select records and documents on slaves are finally digital.
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What's new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history.
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Start researching your diverse heritage on these sites.
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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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African American family historians can give each other a research boost through a free online genealogy database called AfriQuest.
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An Oscar-winning actress' mixed heritage includes cousin connections to playwright Tennessee Williams, actor Richard Gere and other famous figures.
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