African American Genealogy
- AfriGeneas: African ancestored genealogy Focuses on African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.
- Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Association (AAHGS) National organization with local chapters. Annual conference.
Selected resources for researching the enslaved and formerly enslaved:
- Digital Library of American Slavery - includes deeds and other documents
- Freedom on the Move - searchable newspaper advertisements placed to recover self-liberating people
- Guide to using Freedmen's Bureau/Freedmen's Banks Records After the Civil War, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen's Bureau) provided assistance to tens of thousands of the formerly enslaved and impoverished whites in the Southern States and the District of Columbia.
Tips for researching and recording the enslaved & enslavers in family trees:
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
- Open Web: search for genealogy associations or societies that focus on a particular country or ethnicity
- Online Guides:
- FamilySearch Research Wiki
- Cyndi's List
Explore unexpected sets of records:
- Use Ancestry's "card catalog" to find records