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!

AfriGeneas ~ African American & African Ancestored Genealogy| AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. #African #AfricanAmerican #BlackHistoryMonth

AfriGeneas ~ African American & African Ancestored Genealogy| AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. #African #AfricanAmerican #BlackHistoryMonth

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

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - African American Gateway

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - African American Gateway

Why Researching African American Genealogy is so Difficult: Introduction & Family Sources

Why Researching African American Genealogy is so Difficult

Why Researching African American Genealogy is so Difficult: Introduction & Family Sources

The 1866 Cohabitation Registers can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestry in the former slave states.  Amongst other items,

Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb.

The 1866 Cohabitation Registers can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestry in the former slave states. Amongst other items,

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