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Family pride : the complete guide to tracing African-American genealogy

Author: Donna Beasley
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan USA, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Family Pride, a comprehensive resource designed to help you unlock the mysteries of ancestral heritage, provides step-by-step instructions on how to research your African-American family history and genealogy. It explores the basic techniques needed to conduct a search, including how to gather names, dates, places, relationships, and family documents; reveals the best places to find that information, from interviews
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Beasley
ISBN: 0028608429 9780028608426
OCLC Number: 35280690
Description: xvi, 192 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. How to begin --
Chapter 2. Oral history --
Chapter 3. Slavery-the tie that binds us --
Chapter 4. Out of slavery --
Chapter 5. The African connection --
Chapter 6. Writing and publishing your findings --
Chapter 7. Working with technology --
Appendix A. African-American historical and genealogical societies --
Appendix B. Libraries and consulates --
Appendix C. State resources --
Appendix D. Books --
Appendix E. African-American genealogy microfilm sources.
Responsibility: Donna Beasley ; [foreword by William Haley].

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Family Pride, a comprehensive resource designed to help you unlock the mysteries of ancestral heritage, provides step-by-step instructions on how to research your African-American family history and genealogy. It explores the basic techniques needed to conduct a search, including how to gather names, dates, places, relationships, and family documents; reveals the best places to find that information, from interviews with relatives to census reports, church records, the.

National Archives, and the Internet; details ways to overcome barriers unique to African-American genealogical searches; traces the impact of slavery and the Great Migration on family history; and demonstrates how to write and publish a finished document of your search. Filled with practical, easy-to-use information and personal accounts, and complemented by a foreword by William Haley, son of Roots author Alex Haley, Family Pride is an indispensable road map for both.

the novice and the experienced genealogist in discovering and preserving a family's genealogical treasures.

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