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Geneaology for People of Color
Geneaology Resources for People of Color

Many of our ancestors followed the North Star to Freedom. We, their children will never be free until our roots are as much a part of us as the air we breathe. Sever a tree's roots, and the tree dies. Sever a people's roots and they are lost.For african americans, the search for our roots can be a difficult and daunting task. Some of us jump on the geneaology train, only to be de-railed by missing records, incomplete information, and lack of knowledge.

Where do I begin? What resources are there? Where did my elders come from?

The purpose of this site is to create a stepping stone for seekers.

Books on black soldiers and black outlaws in the old west: Black, Red, and Deadly Burton, Arthur T. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees Jordan jr., Ervin L. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves Savage, Kirk

Black family: red, black, white, and tri-racials Divided to the Vein Minerbrook, Scott The Color of Water McBride, James

History Lies My Teacher Told Me Loewen, James W. Before the Mayflower, a history of black america Bennett jr, Lerone

Collectibles guide Black Americana Price Guide Husfloen, Kyle ed.


Mixed ancestry links: native american, black, white

Ancestry.com: Webs largest and fastest-growing searchable geneaology site. Includes SSDI, PERSI, maps
Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory: Descriptive history of black indians in Cherokee Nation
Under one sky: Melungeon research : Three volumes of research by Evelyn Orr
Afrigeneas newsletter: Black genealogy newsletter
Afrigeneas archives: Archives to Afigeneas newsletter
Blacks, Indians, Women: 1800-1899 (Primary Sources): Primary sources and narratives from blacks, indians, and women of that era
Gendex: Surname search tool
NA Indian Genealogy Links : Native american genealogy links
African-american ancestors among the 5 Civilized tribes: Where black history and native american history converge
African American genealogy Resources: Doorways to genealogy for the seeker
African American Genealogy Source: More research tools for genealogists
Politically Incorect Civil War & Relect Resource Page: Links to Civil War websites, including Blacks and Indians of BOTH sides, reenactors, collectors
Genealogy home page: Super links: european, african-american, native-american, canadian
ResPool Internet reference resources: Got a reference question? This is the site
South Carolina Department of Archives and History: Historical resource: South and South Carolina
Ervin L. Jordan, Jr, Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War: Black confederates and black yankees in Civil War
African American Civll War Websites: Links to Black civil war internet sites
Black Confederate Heritage: Fact sheet from Sons of Confederate Veterans Education Committee
African American Warriors: Home page for african american warriors
The Fight for Equal Rights: Black soldiers in the civil war: Civil war teaching aids
Welcome to Hendershott Museum Consultants, Inc.: Museum consultants maintains the largest inventory of Authentic Civil War artifacts
Our History: WAfrican Americans Under Slavery: 1600-1865. Africans arrived in the New World with Spanish and Portugese explorers
Slaves in Wills: Listings of slaves in wills
Native American Genealogy Forum: In depth tribal genealogy and history
The African - Native Genealogy Homepage: Great resource for those with Native American roots
Cherokee Surnames: List of Cherokee Surnames from Tribal Rolls

Gettin' down to bizness

Now that you have a few geneaology tools under your belt, it's time to get down to business. Remember: Social Security Death Index is a great way to start modern searches. The Freedman's Bureau is another. Join a geneaology discussion group or two. Hundreds of people are out there, just like you. They have information to share, laugh and weep over. Good Luck LINK INFORMATION FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VERACITY OF CONTENT FROM LINKS, NOR DO WE GUARANTEE COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION FROM LINKED SITES.



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