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Finding a place called home : a guide to African-American genealogy and historical identity

Author: Dee Woodtor
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers step-by-step advice to African-Americans on how to find their roots and trace their family trees, discussing how to interview family members and how to find and use census reports, slave schedules, and other sources of information; and including tips on using the Internet to conduct research.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodtor, Dee.
Finding a place called home.
New York : Random House, c1999
(OCoLC)669379761
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Woodtor
ISBN: 037540595X 9780375405952 037570843X 9780375708435
OCLC Number: 40331192
Description: xi, 452 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Regaining our collective memory, reclaiming a lost family tradition --
Beginning your genealogical pursuit: defining family traditions --
Techniques and tools --
Your ancestors on record: the importance of documenting the life cycle --
A place called down home: in search of the ancestral home --
Unraveling the ties that bound: 1870 to 1920 --
Finding freedom's generation: your ancestors during the Civil War, 1860-1865 --
Close to kin, but still waiting for forty acres and a mule: searching for your ancestors during Reconstruction --
A long way to freedom: the genealogy of your slave ancestors --
The last slave and the last slave wwner --
The records of slavery --
Reconstructing families and kinship in the slave community --
The records freedom generated --
The last African and the first American --
Family reunions and regaining a collective memory --
Special topic 1: Sources for advanced research in slave genealogy --
Special topic 2: African American institutional records --
Special topic 3: Caribbean ancestry --
Special topic 4: What to do with your research: writing family memoirs or the family story, and 101 genealogy research projects waiting to be done --
Special topic 5: A further note on county courthouse records --
African American and genealogy web sites.
Responsibility: Dee Parmer Woodtor.
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Offers step-by-step advice to African-Americans on how to find their roots and trace their family trees, discussing how to interview family members and how to find and use census reports, slave schedules, and other sources of information; and including tips on using the Internet to conduct research.

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