African American Genealogy


Selected resources for researching the enslaved and formerly enslaved:

Tips for researching and recording the enslaved & enslavers in family trees:

  • Reclaiming Kin
  • Beyond Kin
  • Gramps  Free desktop genealogical software as well as a community which is more customizable that other genealogy software
    Recording enslaved people and their enslavers, or other relationships, can be accomplished by using SyncAssociation

Research Guide to Immigration Sources

Research Guides for Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records Focuses on providing guidance and links to records for passenger lists from about 1820 to the early 1950s. It includes suggestions for finding records for ports of arrival and immigration records.

Selected Sources relating to Ethnicity

Selected Immigration Sites

Getting Started with Genealogy in the Country of Origin

Find Guides:

Published Books:

 Explore unexpected sets of records:

  • Use Ancestry's "card catalog" to find records

More possibilities: