African-American Genealogy

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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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Ancestry.com's database of narratives from interviews with former slaves.
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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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A surge of new resources is chipping away at barriers to African-American genealogy.
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Learn how to research your Civil War ancestors who served in the US Colored Troops.
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The Missouri State Archives is placing more than 270 slave freedom suits online
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Follow these steps for using 1850 and 1860 slave schedules to trace your slave ancestors.
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A researcher shines light on African-American coal miners' invisible lives.
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