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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.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Woodtor, Dee.
Finding a place called home.
New York : Random House, ©1999
(DLC) 98049673
(OCoLC)40331192
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Woodtor
OCLC Number: 669379761
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Commended for Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Nonfiction) 2000
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 452 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter 1 Regaining Our Collective Memory, Reclaiming a Lost Family Tradition 2 --
Chapter 2 Beginning Your Genealogical Pursuit: Defining Family Traditions 16 --
Chapter 3 Techniques and Tools 46 --
Chapter 4 Your Ancestors on Record: The Importance of Documenting the Life Cycle 68 --
Chapter 5 A Place Called Down Home: In Search of the Ancestral Home 96 --
Chapter 6 Unraveling the Ties That Bound: 1870 to 1920 122 --
Chapter 7 Finding Freedom's Generation: Your Ancestors During the Civil War, 1860-1865 146 --
Chapter 8 Close to Kin, But Still Waiting for Forty Acres and a Mule: Searching for Your Ancestors During Reconstruction 170 --
Chapter 9 A Long Way to Freedom: The Genealogy of Your Slave Ancestors 204 --
Chapter 10 The Last Slave and the Last Slave Owner 220 --
Chapter 11 The Records of Slavery 244 --
Chapter 12 Reconstructing Families and Kinship in the Slave Community 276 --
Chapter 13 The Records Freedom Generated 302 --
Chapter 14 The Last African and the First American 324 --
Chapter 15 Conclusion: Family Reunions and Regaining a Collective Memory 346 --
Special Topic 1 Sources for Advanced Research in Slave Genealogy 358 --
Special Topic 2 African American Institutional Records 374 --
Special Topic 3 Caribbean Ancestry 390 --
Special Topic 4 American Indian Ancestry 396 --
Special Topic 5 World Wars I & II 408 --
Special Topic 6 What to do with Your Research: Writing Family Memoirs or the Family Story, and 101 Genealogy Research Projects Waiting to Be Done 416 --
Special Topic 7 A Further Note on County Courthouse Records 430 --
Personal Recordkeeping with Exercises for Beginners 440 --
African American and Genealogy Web Sites 455 --
African American Genealogy Societies in the United States and Canada 458.
Responsibility: Dee Parmer Woodtor.

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