Are You My Cousin? will focus on African-American genealogy research the next couple of weeks. National African-American History Month is celebrated each February making this a good time for the southern genealogy researcher to take a closer look. African-American researchers face unique challenges as well as difficult issues in history. Slavery is a difficult and disturbing issue for all who research this time period. Most southern researchers will come across slavery in their ancestry whether their ancestors were slaves, slave owners or citizen participating in the southern economy. The goal for the next couple of weeks is to increase awareness and knowledge of genealogical resources for the African-American researcher.