Best African American Genealogy Websites of 2020
Trace your African American ancestry with help from this year’s winners for best African American genealogy websites.
From place names to trade routes, Adamawa to Voltaic tribes, this stunning site from Harvard’s Center for Geographical Analysis and its partners traces the slave trade.
Collections here include petitions about 150,000 individuals from court and legislative documents, information on 35,000 slave-trade voyages, and North Carolina runaway-slave advertisements and deeds.
This volunteer project has indexed nearly 1.8 million individuals found in records from the Freedmen’s Bureau, created after the Civil War to assist formerly enslaved African Americans.
This handsome site is home to photos, videos, articles, a helpful blog and a growing collection of funeral programs, obituaries, historical documents and family histories.
Free registration unlocks access to 1.1 million pages from 11,110 volumes about slavery.
African American Genealogy Resources