ERIC Number: ED395887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Student's Guide to African American Genealogy. Oryx American Family Tree Series.
Johnson, Anne E.; Cooper, Adam Merton
This book provides a guide to the study of genealogy, or family history, through the use of historical documents, artifacts, and private records. Intended mainly for students who wish to trace their family roots, it also can be used by anyone interested in the lives of African Americans throughout the years. Suggestions on how to find records that are publicly available are included. The book concentrates on how to trace one's roots back to an ancestor's arrival in the United States, emphasizing the difficult nature of the task. This book also illustrates the unique and important contributions of African Americans to U.S. culture. Chapters include: (1) "A Heritage to Celebrate"; (2) "Immigration in Chains" discussing the slave trade; (3) "Freedom and the African Cultural Diaspora"; (4) "Getting Started on Your Search" suggests using graveyards, heirlooms, and oral tradition as sources; (5) "The Census, and What It Doesn't Tell"; (6) "Searching for Slaves" discusses colored troops, county deed books, and early Black organizations; (7) "High-Tech Genealogy"; (8) "Nontraditional Families and Family Issues"; and (9) "Preserving Your Family History." Each chapter contains a resources section for further research. (EH)
Descriptors: African History, Blacks, Family History, Foreign Countries, Genealogy, Global Education, Multicultural Education, Oral History, United States History
The Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa; African Americans
Note: For related items, see SO 026 424-427.