A comprehensive source for locating African American ancestry. Offers information on what to know before beginning research, problems that might be encountered, locating research materials, records specific to African Americans, and resources available at the federal, state and local levels. (Others in the series include Native American Genealogical Sourcebook, Asian American Genealogical Sourcebook and Hispanic American Genealogical Sourcebook.)
Arranged by state and includes a brief state history, contact information for genealogical archives, libraries and societies, available census and printed resources, and what each county has to offer. Includes maps, migration trails, territorial growth, etc.
This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every collection should have. Charts, screen shots, and examples of public documents are also included, while a series of appendices present the case studies in their entirety.
Fascinated with family history? Now's a great time to jump into genealogy, and this book makes it easy. What used to require endless shuffling (and sneezing) through dusty courthouse records can now often be done with your mouse, and you can share information with others who are researching related families. You'll discover how to lay out a plan for your research, access international records, research ethnic ancestry, verify what you find, and protect your records.