It covers current events and culture, but its name says genealogy. So does its editorHenry Louis Gates, the Harvard University history professor who became a household name after helping Mae Jemison, Oprah Winfrey and other well-known African-Americans find their roots in PBS’ 2006 series African-American Lives.
One of the online magazine’s three main sections, Roots features an article on getting started, a video about ethnic DNA testing and several book recommendations. It also has video clips from this seasons “African-American Lives 2,” in which Gates works with more famous folks and one applicant from the ranks of everyday citizens.
From there, the Mapping and Family Tree links both go to a free family tree builder (you must register to use it). The DNA link, after flashing past a disclosure faster than one could hope to comprehend the first sentence, takes you to Gates AfricanDNA testing and research service.
Im hoping to see this site growespecially considering its name, theres so much more to African-American genealogy research and resources than it currently covers.