African-American Genealogy Research: Family Tree Magazine Episode 105

By Lisa Cooke and Family Tree Editors

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This month’s podcast topic: African-American Genealogy Research

In this episode:

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Cooke Podcast

Lisa’s book is available at Family Tree Shop: Mobile Genealogy

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider, Diane Haddad


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.
Websites discussed:

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

Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan


_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s podcast, The Genealogy Gems Podcast in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.