Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter
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This guide is based on the book "Finding a Place Called Home: An African-American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity" by Dee Palmer Woodtor. It is an excellent way to begin to understand the topic of Black Genealogy.
Last Updated: 23 June 2017   [Located in Category: Methodology]
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. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
Last Updated: 28 September 2015   [Located in Category: Databases]
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC). Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
Blaine Bettinger (The Genetic Genealogist) created this site to address what he considers a serious gap in the education of DNA test takers. He spent the last decade educating genealogists about DNA testing and how to incorporate their test results into their genealogical research. But given how fast DNA is changing, he wanted a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for genealogists!
Last Updated: 21 May 2019   [Located in Category: Databases]
Family historians, genealogists, and researchers can search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the search result that interests you, you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), FamilySearch is a, FREE, nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations and has one of the largest collections of genealogical and historical records in the world.
Last Updated: 28 September 2015   [Located in Category: Databases]
The second edition of Forgotten Patriots (2008) identifies over 6,600 names of African Americans and American Indians who contributed to American Independence and is a nearly five-fold expansion in pages over the 2001 edition. Now available as a free PDF download, this 874 page document contains details of the documented service of the listed Patriots, historical commentary on happenings of the time, an assortment of illustrations, and an extensive bibliography of research sources related to the topic.
Last Updated: 6 September 2018   [Located in Category: Lineage Society]
Google News Archive offers a wealth of digitized historic newspapers online—many of them for free. The Google newspaper archive project was, unfortunately, discontinued by Google many years ago, but although they stopped digitizing and adding new papers and removed their useful timeline and other search tools, the historical newspapers that were previously digitized remain.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps. The Web site, developed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, is organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation. Each migration is presented through five units. In addition, each migration has a bibliography (references) and a gateway to related Web sites.
Last Updated: 13 May 2017   [Located in Category: Methodology]
The IAAM Center for Family History (Charleston, SC) is a one of a kind, unprecedented, research center with a special focus on African American genealogy. The Center for Family History supports IAAM’s goal of becoming a unique center of learning through the development of resources and programs to help individuals and families advance their understanding of their family’s history and the role their ancestors played in shaping American history. The center will be a part of the International African American Museum, projected to open in early 2020.
Last Updated: 8 May 2019   [Located in Category: Methodology]
Lowcountry Africana is entirely dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, an area that scholars and preservationists have identified as a distinct culture area. Lowcountry Africana was developed with a grant from the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, South Carolina.
Last Updated: 7 December 2015   [Located in Category: Databases]
The mission of the National Human Genome Center is to explore the science of and teach the knowledge about DNA sequence variation and its interaction with the environment in the causality, prevention, and treatment of diseases common in African American and other African Diaspora populations.
Last Updated: 13 March 2017   [Located in Category: DNA]
Newspaper Abstracts is a resource for family history research using newspapers. This site is comprised of newspaper abstracts and extracts. All items within this site have been submitted by individuals who are interested in helping others in the search for their ancestors.The site continues to grow with over 1,100 new pages added each month and currently contains 155627 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. The articles range in size from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors and made available to everyone free of charge.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy is located in the The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Milstein Division collects materials documenting American History on the national, state, and local level, Genealogy, Heraldry, Personal and Family Names, and Flags.
Last Updated: 9 December 2015   [Located in Category: Databases]
This website is a searchable repository of many of the old newspapers published in New York State. It contains New York State historical photos & newspapers 1795 through 2007. Search over 37,439,000 historical newspaper pages from the USA & Canada. The microfilm for this site was obtained from the State of New York Newspaper Project (1970s early 1980s) and/or from libraries, historical societies, or private individuals who wanted to share what they had.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
Choose from over 250 small town newspapers you can read free every week. Browse and search the scanned newspaper archive from 1846 up to the current edition. SmallTownPapers gives you free access to the people, places, and events recorded in real time over the decades or even centuries.
Last Updated: 1 March 2017   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
The Society of the First African Families of English America is a lineage organization that seeks to inform members and the public of the historical significance of the first Africans who arrived in English America, and how they forged the beginnings of our country’s democracy. The Society of the First African Families of English America promotes the relevance of these early beginnings and connects them to the present day.
Last Updated: 22 May 2021   [Located in Category: Lineage Society]
Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) is a lineage society that is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the memory, education, and historic preservation of the artifacts and landmarks of slavery in the United States and its economic, psychological, and cultural impact on today's society.
Last Updated: 8 September 2018   [Located in Category: Lineage Society]
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers. Building on the rich descriptions of individual slaves and servants in the ads, the project offers a personal, geographical and documentary context for the study of slavery in Virginia, from colonial times to the Civil War.
Last Updated: 24 January 2016   [Located in Category: Databases]