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A Genealogist's Prayer

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript,
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find,
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

Author Anonymous.

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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938

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Delilah of Warner Robins, Georgia

Kimberly Lewis
GREENSBORO, ALABAMA "TheGreensboro Watchman" 

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Shamele C. Jordon
Barbour County, AL  Marriages

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"Afrigeneas is a Website focused on genealogical research and resources in general and on African ancestry in particular. This page serves as a focal point for information about African-ancestored families and for pointers to genealogical sources worldwide." This site contains many links to web sources on African-American genealogy and genealogy in general, as well as links to musuems, a library, and a bibliography. One important resource is its "Surnames" Database. Updated often and users entries' encouraged.

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African American Genealogy: A Bibliography And Guide To Sources 
by Curt Bryan Witcher. 
217 pp., paper. 2000.

This new book, written by the manager of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library, is essential for beginning and experienced researchers. It gives practical advice on tracing African American roots. The extensive bibliography of useful sources, which makes up the bulk of the book, is arranged by your ancestor's place of residence. Also included are handy lists of southern plantation records.

Doll's Genealogy Site

Black Families of Alabama's Black Belt

Christine's Genealogy Website

Ala African American

MONTGOMERYS - 1880  - Monroe County, Alabama 

Bradley ancestors established Loango plantations 

Tombigbee Country: Descendents 

Genealogy: McCLENDONs and McLENDONs on the Internet and Surnames ...

The Jacobsens' Genealogy
Relatives' 1880 U.S. Census Records

Lest We Forget: African-Americans in World War II 

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State History Timeline

One-drop rule a part of racist past

 It has been called the most evil rule the U.S. ever devised. It was crafted during one of the most shameful periods in America's history -- the brutal enslavement of African people in the deep South in the 1800s. It was later used by hate-filled segregationists during much of the 1900s in the South and the West. 
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A Partial List of African Americans Lynched in the United States Since 1859 
SOURCE: 100 Years of Lynching, Ralph Ginzburg, Black Classic Press; Lynching in the New South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of Illinois Press 

African-American History Revealed In 1880 Census

Finding Your People.(African American genealogy)(Brief Article)

from whence we came.(African American history)

Legends of Tuskegee - Booker T. Washington

Black Studies on Microfilm - National Archives and Records office presents a directory to their microfiche files on refugee, slave, and freedmen records, and naval records.

CPL Bibliographies, Reading Lists and Research Aids 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Hinson's Afrocentric Resource Guide: Genealogy

AFPL Guide to Genealogy Information on the Internet


OPLIN: Genealogy > Ethnic Genealogy


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