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Afro-American Genealogical Research: Guidebooks



Each of the following guides contains a depth and breadth of information to which family researchers are advised to return frequently as they progress in their genealogical pursuits.

1.	African American Genealogical Sourcebook
	Edited by Paula K. Byers. 1st ed. New York: Gale Research, 1995. 
	xix, 244 p. (Genealogy Sourcebook Series.) 
	E185.96 .A444 1995 
   	Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
	77-3150

2.	Blockson, Charles L. and Ron Fry. 	
	Black genealogy. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 
	1977. 232 p., facsims. 
	CS21 .B55 
	Bibliography: p. 220-228. Includes index. 
                
	This work contains a chapter which guides the user through the 
	challenges of using the National Archives for genealogical research 
	on black families. It covers the census in detail, and does not 
	neglect more difficult or obscure collections, such as the documents 
	of the Freedman's Bureau. 
	82-12145
    
3.	Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide 
	Edited by Jessie Carney Smith; foreword by Alex Haley. 
	Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983. xxxix, 440 p., ill. 
	CS49 .E83 1983 
	Includes bibliographies and index. 
                
	Basic background reading for African-American genealogy. Includes 
	a bibliographic overview of African history, slave trade, underground 
	railroad and records of resulting black communities. More than 
	200 libraries and historical organizations were surveyed for their 
	holdings, including manuscript collections. 
	85-45112
    
4.	Morton-Young, Tommie. 
	Afro-American Genealogy Sourcebook 
	New York: Garland Pub., 1987. ix, 199 p., ill. (Garland Reference 
	Library of Social Science; vol. 321). 
	E185.96 .Y67 1987 
	Includes bibliographical references. 
                
	Basic background reading for African-American genealogy. Includes 
	a bibliographic overview of African history, the slave trade, 
	the underground railroad, and the records of resulting black communities. 
	More than 200 libraries and historical organizations were surveyed 
	for their holdings, including manuscript collections. 
	85-45112 r94
              
5.	Rose, James M. and Alice Eichholz. 
	Black genesis 
	Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978. xiv, 326 p. (Gale Genealogy 
	and Local History Series; v. 1). 
	CS21 .R57 

	Includes indexes. 
                
	A state-by-state survey of available records and resources. Includes 
	Canada and the West Indies. Read introductory matter for some 
	research strategies not repeated elsewhere. 
	77-74819 
	
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