African American Family Histories and Genealogies: A Resource Guide
The Library of Congress collections include a wide variety of family histories, genealogies, and electronic resources useful when researching the African American experience. This guide provides alphabetical and subject indexes to these materials.
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Ahmed Johnson, Reference Specialist, Researcher and Reference Services Division
Created: August 27, 2020
Last Updated: August 27, 2020
The Library of Congress has a large collection of published family histories pertaining to African Americans. This guide is a selected alphabetical listing of these family histories and other subjects relating to the African American experience in America. Among the subjects covered are abolitionists, American Loyalists, and revolutionaries to masters and slaves, freedmen, Civil War soldiers, and Cherokee Indians. In addition to published genealogies, the researcher will find references to handbooks on planning family reunions, abstracts of newspaper notices, and even some abstracts of funeral programs.