African-American Genealogy Research: Episode 105

By Family Tree Editors
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In this month’s podcast, we celebrate Black History Month with tips for finding your African-American ancestors.

Ep. 105: February 2017

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane talks about six keys to success for african-american genealogy research.


Top Tips

The records of the Freedmen’s Bureau can help you discover freed slaves in your family tree – and FamilySearch’s indexing project makes access easier than ever. Leslie Huber is the author of the Family Tree Magazine article Finding Freedom.


Family Tree University Crash Course

Angela Walton-Raji shares some best practices from her webinar called African-American Genealogy Research Essentials.

Angela’s Tips:

  • Pay attention to oral history – ask the right questions
  • Employ a time line for African American history
  • Study the Great Migration – Was the family someplace else?
  • Use the Freedmen’s Bureau

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison gives us an update on the upcoming Virtual Conference.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!