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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. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world
  2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree
  3. Fulton History: historical newspapers from the US and Canada
  4. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe
  5. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages
  6. US National Archives: official US National Archives site, many free genealogy databases, and resources
  7. Automated Genealogy: indexes of the Canadian census
  8. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages, and deaths for England and Wales
  9. USGenWeb Project: massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county
  10. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss
  11. Cyndi’s List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online
  12. Ellis Island: immigration records, free indexes and original records, fee to download copies
  13. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK
  14. RootsWeb: world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information
  15. Castle Garden: immigration records, pre-Ellis Island
  16. Chronicling America: giant database of archived US newspapers from the Library of Congress
  17. Dead Fred: genealogy photo archive
  18. African Heritage Project: records on former slaves, freedpersons, and their descendants
  19. Immigrant Ancestors Project: emigration registers for locating birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries
  20. Daughters of the American Revolution: military service records and more
  21. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research
  22. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK
  23. Access Genealogy: vast family history directories and more, good Native American resources
  24. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre-1950
  25. Guild of One-Name Studies: extensive surname research site
  26. Geneabloggers: massive directory of genealogy-related blogs with a huge amount of free information
  27. NativeWeb Genealogy: list of Native American genealogy resources and searchable databases
  28. Viximus: member submitted biographical information
  29. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands (in Dutch)
  30. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland
  31. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland
  32. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German)
  33. National Genealogical Society: NGS
  34. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: Civil War records from the National Park Service
  35. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources
  36. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases
  37. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging
  38. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations
  39. Patriot and Grave Index: revolutionary war graves registry and patriot index from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  40. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: vast number of archived US newspapers
  41. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries
  42. Släktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)
  43. Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily
  44. SOVA:Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives: Access 25102 descriptions of personal papers and other records
  45. Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board: AZGAB
  46. https://youtu.be/7BOGsXMD_YM: Cousins are Stunned to Learn Their Ancestors Owned Land Pre-Emancipation – From Ancestry®