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African-American Genealogy Sources

The following materials are available from the Genealogy Collection located on the third floor of the McCain Library & Archives and, where noted, from Cook Library. The following list is a select bibliography and is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of all genealogy publications available for African-American research.

Afro-American Genealogy Sourcebook. By Tommie Morton Young. (Garland, 1987). [Cook Ref E185.96 .Y67 1987]

Black Genealogy. By Charles L. Blockson. (Prentice-Hall, 1977). [Cook CS21 .B55]

Black Genesis. By James Rose and Alice Eichholz. (Gale, 1978). [Cook CS21 .R57]

Blacks in Selected Newspapers, Censuses and Other Sources. Compiled by James Abajian. (G. K. Hall, 1985). [Cook Ref Z1361 .N39 A28 Suppl. No.1 1985 Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3]

Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900. By Barbara W. Brown and James M. Rose. (Gale, 1980). [Cook E185.93 .C7 B76]

Ethnic Genealogy : A Research Guide. Edited by Jessie Carney Smith. (Greenwood Press, 1983). [Cook CS49 .E83 1983]

Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia. By Paul Heinegg. (Clearfield, 1993). [Cook E185.96 .H48 1993]

Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830. Compiled by Carter G. Woodson. (Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1924). [Cook E185 .W8873]

List of Free Black Heads of Families in the First Census of the United States, 1790. Compiled by Debra Newman. (National Archives and Records Service, 1973). [Cook E185.96 .N47]

Local Sources for African-American Family Historians: Using County Court Records and Census Returns. By Joan W. Peters. (Northern Virginia Press, 1993). [Cook E185.96 .P385 1993].

Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies. By David H. Streets. (Heritage Books, 1986). Cook E185.96 .S817 1986]