Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree

Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree - Tony Burroughs

Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree

"In Black Roots", Tony Burroughs--who traced his own family back seven generations--addresses the particular obstacles African Americans face in genealogical research, including the legacy of slavery and segregation. Burroughs describes what types of records to look for, where to find them, and how to analyze them. He offers problem-solving techniques, and tips on organizing records, interviewing family members, and writing the history itself. Maps. Documents.
Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide.

Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.

THIS GUIDE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • real case histories that illustrate the unique challenges posed to African Americans and how they were solved
  • more than 100 illustrations and photographs of actual documents and records you're likely to encounter when tracing your family tree
  • samples of all the worksheets and forms you'll need to keep your research in order
  • a list of the traps even experienced researchers often fall into that hamper their research
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"In Black Roots", Tony Burroughs--who traced his own family back seven generations--addresses the particular obstacles African Americans face in genealogical research, including the legacy of slavery and segregation. Burroughs describes what types of records to look for, where to find them, and how to analyze them. He offers problem-solving techniques, and tips on organizing records, interviewing family members, and writing the history itself. Maps. Documents.
Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide.

Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.

THIS GUIDE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • real case histories that illustrate the unique challenges posed to African Americans and how they were solved
  • more than 100 illustrations and photographs of actual documents and records you're likely to encounter when tracing your family tree
  • samples of all the worksheets and forms you'll need to keep your research in order
  • a list of the traps even experienced researchers often fall into that hamper their research
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