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Who are your ancestors?

As an African American, your pedigree may be one of diverse heritage made up of African, European, Native American or “Other”.

Genealogy the study of family lineage answers the question of who your ancestors were.

Free Genealogy Sites



  1. Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board: AZGAB
  2. Ellis Island: immigration records, free indexes and original records, fee to download copies
  3. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: vast number of archived US newspapers
  4. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries
  5. Viximus: member submitted biographical information



  1. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: Civil War records from the National Park Service
  2. Chronicling America: giant database of archived US newspapers from the Library of Congress
  3. Daughters of the American Revolution: military service records and more
  4. Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily
  5. Fulton History: historical newspapers from the US and Canada
  6. Geneabloggers: massive directory of genealogy-related blogs with a huge amount of free information
  7. Guild of One-Name Studies: extensive surname research site
  8. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging
  9. National Genealogical Society: NGS
  10. NativeWeb Genealogy: list of Native American genealogy resources and searchable databases
  11. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations
  12. Patriot and Grave Index: revolutionary war graves registry and patriot index from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  13. SOVA:Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives: Access 25102 descriptions of personal papers and other records
  14. USGenWeb Project: massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county
  15. US National Archives: official US National Archives site, many free genealogy databases, and resources



  1. Access Genealogy: vast family history directories and more, good Native American resources
  2. Automated Genealogy: indexes of the Canadian census
  3. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre-1950
  4. Cyndi’s List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online
  5. Dead Fred: genealogy photo archive
  6. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world
  7. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe
  8. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages, and deaths for England and Wales
  9. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK
  10. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK
  11. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland
  12. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German
  13. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages
  14. Immigrant Ancestors Project: emigration registers for locating birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries
  15. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases
  16. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research
  17. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources
  18. RootsWeb: world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information
  19. Släktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)
  20. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland
  21. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  22. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree
  23. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss
  24. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss



  1. https://youtu.be/7BOGsXMD_YM: Cousins are Stunned to Learn Their Ancestors Owned Land Pre-Emancipation – From Ancestry®