African-American Genealogy Resources

African-American Genealogy Resources

Use these websites and books to trace your African-American slave ancestors.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1820
Born in Slavery
Digital Library on American Slavery
The Freedmen’s Bureau Online


African American Genealogical Sourcebook edited by Pamela K. Byers (Gale)
African American Genealogy: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources by Curt Bryan Witcher (Round Tower Books)
Black Roots by Tony Burroughs (Touchstone)
Black Genealogy by Charles L. Blockson and Ron Fry (Black Classic Press)
Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy by James M. Rose and Alice Eichholz (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
Courthouse Research for Family Historians by Christine Rose (CR Publications)
Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity by Dee Parmer Woodtor (Random House Reference)
Genealogy at a Glance: African American History by Michael Hait (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
A Legal History of Slavery in the United States by Robert B. Shaw (Northern Press)
Slave Genealogy by David H. Streets (Heritage Books)

Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 by Thomas D. Morris (University of North Carolina Press)
From January/February 2015 Family Tree Magazine

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