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Black roots : a beginner's guide to tracing the African American family tree

Author: Tony Burroughs
Publisher: New York : Fireside Book, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Family histories
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Burroughs
ISBN: 0684847043 9780684847047 9780739415016 0739415018
OCLC Number: 45068561
Description: 464 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Preparing to research --
What is genealogy? --
Why research genealogy? --
Fundamentals: The building blocks of African American genealogy --
Organizing before it gets messy --
Preserving the past and the present --
Managing your research --
Part II: Beginning steps --
Oral history-the most important thing you can do --
The family archives-researching family records --
Family group sheets --
The pedigree chart --
Records in cemeteries --
Records in funeral homes --
Vital records --
Going to the library --
Social security records --
U.S. census records --
Part III: Stepping into the future --
Electronic genealogy: Computers and the internet --
Writing the family history --
I can't stop now: Continuing the search --
Putting it all together.
Other Titles: Beginner's guide to tracing the African American family tree
Responsibility: Tony Burroughs.
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Black Roots is Excellent!

by russpollitt (WorldCat user published 2016-10-20) Excellent Permalink

Black Roots is an essential guide for anyone researching African American Ancestry.  Tony will get you started and help you understand the ins and outs of African American family history.

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