Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about books that Diana has been reading to help her with African American Research. She discusses general reference books as well as locality specific references.There are an abundance of materials available to guide our research these days, and some of those materials are only available in printed books. It’s great to take advantage of the writings of fellow genealogists and historians to help us along the way.
Print Resources for African American Research by Diana at Family Locket https://familylocket.com/print-resources-for-african-american-research/
The One and Only Me: A Book About Genes by 23and Me and illustrated by Ariana Killoran – children’s book about inherited traits and DNA – this is an affiliate link https://amzn.to/3zWbw5s
Finding A Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity by Dee Parmer Woodtor – https://www.worldcat.org/title/finding-a-place-called-home-a-guide-to-african-american-genealogy-and-historical-identity/oclc/669379761
Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery edited by Randall M. Miller and John David Smith https://www.worldcat.org/title/dictionary-of-afro-american-slavery/oclc/469968268&referer=brief_results
Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy by James M. Rose and Alice Eichholz https://www.worldcat.org/title/black-genesis-a-resource-book-for-african-american-genealogy/oclc/1191245183&referer=brief_results
Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives compiled by Debra L. Newman https://www.worldcat.org/title/black-history-a-guide-to-civilian-records-in-the-national-archives/oclc/865929503?referer=di&ht=edition
Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina: From the Colonial Period to About 1820 by Paul Heinegg https://www.worldcat.org/title/free-african-americans-of-north-carolina-virginia-and-south-carolina-from-the-colonial-period-to-about-1820/oclc/1262998889&referer=brief_results
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Great episode as usual! Going to pass this info on to a teacher friend who is researching her African American ancestors.
Another very informative episode. I hope I win one of those books. Maybe it will help me break thru my brick wall.
I am white. However traditional traditional research led me to learn that my 4th great grandmother was a very black slave. She was manumitted in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1800. I have a copy of that deed. Thank you for all you teach.
Another great episode.
I train child welfare caseworkers to find family members for children in foster care, using many internet resources that you also teach. While they typically are looking for recent relatives, they often use the genealogical skills to help these families search their ancestors. Of course the available African American resources are not as plentiful as other ethnicities, but your information is so appreciated.
Thank you for this topic!
Very interesting episode. Thanks for your time and hard work in putting them together!
Thank you for this episode and the reference material! I found I am descended from a few ancestors of African ancestry that were slaves during the colonial period in Maryland and Virginia; some were manumitted by wills and others were “gifted” to descendants in those same wills. Very interesting stuff.
Very helpful episode! I’m researching for an African American friend and will be digging in to several of these titles.
Good luck with your research!