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Black Roots A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree

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ISBN-10: 0684847043

ISBN-13: 9780684847047

Edition: 2001

Authors: Tony Burroughs

List price: $27.99
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Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history. THIS GUIDE ALSO INCLUDES: real case histories that illustrate the unique challenges posed to African Americans and how they were solved more than 100 illustrations and photographs of actual documents and records you're likely to encounter when tracing your family tree samples of all the worksheets and forms you'll need to keep your research in order a list of the traps even experienced researchers often fall into that hamper their research
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 2/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Why a Need for This Book?
Introduction
Preparing to Research What Is Genealogy?
Why Research Genealogy?
Fundamentals: The Building Blocks of African American Genealogy Organizing
Before It Gets Messy Preserving the Past and the Present Managing Your Research
Beginning Steps Oral History
The Most Important Thing You Can Do The Family Archives
Researching Family Records Family Group Sheets
The Pedigree Chart Records in Cemeteries Records in Funeral Homes
Vital Records Going to the Library Social Security Records U.S. Census Records
Stepping into the Future Electronic Genealogy
Computers and the Internet Writing the Family History I Can't Stop Now
Continuing the Search Putting It All Together
Appendixes
Glossary Acronyms
Biography of Robert Elliott Burroughs Traps Directory of Sources
Bibliography
Index