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African American Family Histories and Genealogies: A Resource Guide

Electronic Resources

This page provides a list of key electronic resources for the study of the African American genealogy. The subscription databases listed here are licensed by the Library of Congress and available for use onsite. Depending on the database, the content may include citations to book chapters, articles, and books or furnish full-text articles directly. 

These subscription resources are marked with a padlock which means that they are only available on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Below are some websites that serve as good places to begin for learning about African American genealogy. These websites contain primary sources, records, bibliographies, and other source materials.