How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships  Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

Unidentified couple, ca. 1910.  Gift of Dr. Wade Hall. From the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama.   See online genealogical resource, AfriGeneas to search for African-American family history.

Unidentified couple, ca. 1910. Gift of Dr. Wade Hall. From the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama. See online genealogical resource, AfriGeneas to search for African-American family history.

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

DECATUR — Evelyn Hood stared out the window in her office at the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum, then laughed. #genealogy

DECATUR — Evelyn Hood stared out the window in her office at the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Museum, then laughed. #genealogy

"The Missing Tudors: Black People In 16th Century England". Jan Mostaert’s Portrait of an African Man, c1520–30 - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

"The Missing Tudors: Black People In 16th Century England". Jan Mostaert’s Portrait of an African Man, c1520–30 - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

Delving into the African-American genealogy research of my ancestors' slaves, I recognized a large and important gap in my research knowledge. What follows are some great resources for researching African-American genealogy.  This is not a complete list (nor is it meant to be).   Let't get started learning together!

Delving into the African-American genealogy research of my ancestors' slaves, I recognized a large and important gap in my research knowledge. What follows are some great resources for researching African-American genealogy. This is not a complete list (nor is it meant to be). Let't get started learning together!

African American Online Genealogy Records Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki

African American Online Genealogy Records Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki

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