Afro-American Genealogical Research: Case
Strategies, clues, and inspiration are to be gained by reading
reports of other genealogists' successful searches for their African
American family history.
- Cerny, Johni.
"From Maria to Bill Cosby: A Case Study in Tracing Black Slave
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 75 (1987):5-14.
v. 1 (no. - ); Apr. 1912-- [Arlington, Va. etc.: National Genealogical
Society Quarterly (June 1978-)
Illustrates careful use of evidence.
- Mills, Gary B. and Elizabeth Shown Mills.
"Roots and the New Faction: A Legitimate Tool for Clio?"
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 89 (1981):35-49.
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. v. 1, July 1893.
Richmond: Virginia Historical Society. v : ill. F221 .V91 Quarterly.
- Mills, Elizabeth Shown and Gary B. Mills.
"The Genealogist's Assessment of Alex Haley's Roots."
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 72 (1984): 35-49.
Analysis of genealogical research and use of evidence.
Discussion of oral history versus documentation.
CS42 .N4 17-12813
- Peters, Joan W.
Local Sources for African-American Family Historians: Using
County Court Records and Census Returns.
[Broad Run, Va.]: J.W. Peters, 1993. 42, iv, 128 p., ill.
E185.96 .P385 1993
Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42, first group).
Demonstrates use of county-level resources and state archives,
including nineteenth-century personal property tax records, county
registers of free negroes, overseers of the poor indentures in
court minute books. Includes a useful reading list.
- Redford, Dorothy Spruill and Michael D'Orso.
Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage.
Introduction by Alex Haley. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, 1988.
xviii, 266 p., ill.
E185.96 .R42 1988
Bibliography: p. 265-266.
A family research project which turned into the history and genealogy
of an entire plantation describing difficulties, setbacks, successes
and triumphs. It is a remarkable example of a family research
project, eminently readable, and highly recommended for everyone
attempting Black genealogical research.
- Streets, David H.
Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies.
Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1986. iv, 87 p.
E185.96 .S817 1986
Bibliography: p. 85-87.
Frank discussion of problems and limitations unique to African
American genealogical research. This publication discusses surnames,
and where to look for African Americans in the Federal Census.
- Sutton, Karen E.
The Nickens Family: How to Trace a Non-slave African American
Lineage from Virginia to Maryland and Back.
Baltimore, Md. (3324 W. Caton Avenue, Baltimore 21229-3742): K.E.
Sutton, 1993. 1 v. (various pagings), ill.
CS71 .N655 1993
Includes bibliographical references. Includes important advice
at the back of the book for beginning genealogists.
Material prepared in conjunction with: National Genealogical Society,
Conference in the States, held in Baltimore, Md., Friday, 4 June