African-American

African American women from early 1900's

How To Start Researching Your African American Female Ancestors

How to start your genealogy research into your African American female ancestors. Researching female ancestors is challenging, but possible! Genealogy research comes with many challenges, especially with regard to researching certain subsets of our ancestors. Once such group is women. Researching our female ancestors can require even more effort when it comes to those who …

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Types of Information in a Runaway Slave Advertisements

As I have searched out unusual sources for physical descriptions of our ancestors,  I came across UNCG’s collection of Runaway Slave Advertisements collection and wanted to share them with you. Slavery was a difficult time period in history and continues to evoke strong feelings. Tracing African American genealogy can be difficult both in the research itself …

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Using the Slave Narratives for African American Research

Welcome to guest blogger Taneya Koonce! Over the next two weeks Lisa is highlighting information relevant to African American genealogy research. I’m honored that Lisa thought to include me! As many may know, African American genealogy research presents unique challenges given the history behind the institution of slavery and the effects it had on enslaved …

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