5 Tips for Embarking on African-American Genealogy

By Julia Joy Dumas Relax, you got this! The biggest misconception regarding African-American genealogy is the fear that Black people are invisible in America’s written historical records. Some people I speak with believe finding one’s African-American family history is impossible. I must admit, there are more challenges, but it is not impossible. Begin your research…

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Archival Survival Part II: Colorado, Michigan, & New Mexico State Archives And Your Family Tree

By Jeanne Rollberg Having just celebrated America’s birth on July 4, Americans are reminded that it’s time to get re-dedicate ourselves to documenting our immigrant ancestors and their families’ contributions to America. With disappearing resources such as access to most FamilySearch microfilms at libraries after September 1, researchers may turn increasingly to critical state archives and other essential online and offline…