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Finding Your African American Ancestors

Reflections and advice from Kenyatta D. Berry, Host of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow

African American Genealogy Research Guide

Locate essential resources for researching your ancestors

Free Video: Introducing the 10 Million Names Project

Recorded August 24, 2023

Free Video: Finding Enslaved African American Ancestors in New England

Recorded February 1, 2024

Free Video: Researching Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Recorded November 9, 2023

Free Video: Researching Black Patriots and Loyalists During the Revolutionary Era

Recorded July 6, 2023

Selected African American Historical and Cultural Institutions

Family History Resources Compiled by FamilySearch

The Genealogy Advice

Our researchers tackle tough questions about African American genealogy in conjunction with The

Family History Charts & Templates

Download family charts and other resources for organizing your research.