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Finding the Smiths: The origin story ~ Reclaiming Our Ancestors African American Genealogy, Nancy Smith, Will And Testament, Vital Records, Marriage Records, State Of Tennessee, Will Smith, Black History

Finding the Smiths: The origin story ~ Reclaiming Our Ancestors

Finding the Smiths: The origin story ~ Reclaiming Our Ancestors

Besides the regular hometown daily or weekly newspaper, genealogists should look at these three kinds of newspapers. Make more discoveries for your family history by expanding to use these in your genealogy research. Best Cousin Quotes, Proud Mom Quotes, Little Brother Quotes, Genealogy Humor, Genealogy Chart, Genealogy Research, African American Genealogy, Native American, Weekly Newspaper

3 Kinds of Newspapers Every Genealogist Should Know

Besides the regular hometown daily or weekly newspaper, genealogists should look at these three kinds of newspapers. Make more discoveries for your family history by expanding to use these in your genealogy research. #genealogy #familyhistory #ancestry

Southern genealogy is challenging. An often-overlooked resource is plantation records. Ari Wilkins show what is in these records and how they can be used in your genealogy research. Free Genealogy Sites, Genealogy Chart, Genealogy Research, Family Genealogy, Genealogy Humor, African American Genealogy, Genealogy Organization, Family Research

An Overlooked Source for Southern Genealogy: Plantation Records

Plantation records are fantastic for Southern genealogy research. Whether your ancestor was enslaved, was a plantation owner, or a member of the broader community, these records can be valuable for piecing together their lives. They are also great for building context to understand the area. #genealogy #familyhistory

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Generations Cafe podcast show notes. African American Genealogy, Native American Ancestry, Native American History, British History, Irish American, American Civil War, American Women, Family Research, My Family History

Using Black Newspapers for Genealogy

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Generations Cafe podcast show notes.

African American databases at the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. Excellent free genealogy resources for your family history research. African American Genealogy, Free Genealogy, Make A Donation, Family History, Libraries, Public, Blog, Blogging, Book Shelves

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African American databases at the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. Excellent free genealogy resources for your family history research.

Helping you discover your family history. Dna Genealogy, Ancestry Dna, African American Genealogy, Louisiana Creole, True Roots, The Great Migration, American Life, Family History, Black History

Ancestry® Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before

Ancestry®️️ Announces 94 New and Updated Communities For People of African American and Afro-Caribbean Descent, Delivering More Historical Context Than Ever Before – Ancestry Blog. #genealogy

African American Genealogy: Finding an Ancestor’s Parents with Only Her Married Name African American Genealogy, Family Research, Foster Family, First Daughter, National Archives, Family History, Love Her, Parents

African American Genealogy: Finding an Ancestor’s Parents with Only Her Married Name | IAAM Center for Family History

African American Genealogy: Finding an Ancestor’s Parents with Only Her Married Name

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Generations Cafe podcast show notes. African American Genealogy, Native American Ancestry, Native American History, British History, Irish American, American Civil War, American Women, Family Research, My Family History

Using Black Newspapers for Genealogy

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Generations Cafe podcast show notes.

Southern genealogy is challenging. An often-overlooked resource is plantation records. Ari Wilkins show what is in these records and how they can be used in your genealogy research. Free Genealogy Sites, Genealogy Chart, Genealogy Research, Family Genealogy, Genealogy Humor, African American Genealogy, Genealogy Organization, Family Research

An Overlooked Source for Southern Genealogy: Plantation Records

Plantation records are fantastic for Southern genealogy research. Whether your ancestor was enslaved, was a plantation owner, or a member of the broader community, these records can be valuable for piecing together their lives. They are also great for building context to understand the area. #genealogy #familyhistory

Waiting on Fate - After over 40 years of searching, the story of the Atlas family while enslaved has been unearthed, uncovering ties to the family of President Andrew Jackson. African American Genealogy, The Atlas, Andrew Jackson, 40 Years, Searching, Presidents, Ties, Waiting, History

Waiting on Fate

Waiting on Fate - After over 40 years of searching, the story of the Atlas family while enslaved has been unearthed, uncovering ties to the family of President Andrew Jackson.

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - African American Gateway African American Genealogy, African American Books, Ancestry, Public, Child, Boys, Kid, Infant, Children

African American Gateway

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - African American Gateway

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Generations Cafe podcast show notes. African American Genealogy, Native American Ancestry, Native American History, British History, Irish American, American Civil War, American Women, Family Research, My Family History

Using Black Newspapers for Genealogy

Black newspapers are essential in African American genealogy. Learn how to identify which ones to look in and what you'll find (and why everyone should be using them). Tim Pinnick gives great info in this episode of the Generations Cafe podcast.

Detail of Ashley's Sack, Charleston, South Carolina, Photograph courtesy of the Middleton Place Foundation. African American Genealogy, African American History, Old Girl Names, Middleton Place, My Family History, Genealogy Research, Thought Provoking, Southern, Spaces

Slavery's Traces: In Search of Ashley's Sack

One of the most enigmatic objects on display in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is "Ashley's Sack." On loan from South Carolina's Middleton Place, this unbleached cotton sack features an embroidered text recounting the slave sale of a nine-year-old girl named Ashley and the gift of the sack by her mother. Until now, Ashley's identity has been unknown. New research by Mark Auslander traces Ashley's Sack from the initial gift during the era of…

The Rhode Island Regiment was a Continental Army regiment during the American Revolutionary War. The Rhode Island Regiment became known as the "Black Regiment" due to its allowing the recruitment of African Americans in American Revolutionary War, American War, African American History, Rhode Island History, Continental Army, Black History Month, Founding Fathers, World History, Fourth Of July

1st Rhode Island Regiment

The 1st Rhode Island Regiment was a Continental Army regiment during the American Revolutionary War. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment became known as the “Black Regiment” due to its allowi…

How to Find Slave Records - article from the State Library of North Carolina Genealogy Research, Family Genealogy, African American Genealogy, Sales Image, Ancestry, Family History, North Carolina, Heritage Scrapbooking, Family Reunions

How to find slave records | State Library of North Carolina

A beginner's guide to finding enslaved ancestors from the Government and Heritage Library. There are overviews of census research, county records, private records, and a bibliography of other sources within our library to aid your research.