Posts about resources for African American resources for genealogy research.

14 Jun 2017

Free 19th-Century Portrait Photographs for Genealogy Research

By |14 Jun 2017|African American Genealogy, Digital Collections|2 Comments

Miss Grace Gibbs (LC-DIG-bellcm-12452) The Library of Congress has released 25,000 free 19th-century portrait photographs for research. Digitized from glass plate negatives, the collection of 19-century portrait photographs were made by Washington [...]

10 Jun 2017

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade

By |10 Jun 2017|African American Genealogy|0 Comments

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade 315 years. Millions of lives. 20,528 voyages in this infographic, documented from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. The infographic above was designed by Slate magazine's Andrew Kahn, to [...]

16 Apr 2016

Georgetown University’s Search for Slave Descendants

By |16 Apr 2016|African American Genealogy, Archives|0 Comments

One of the most important and compelling articles I've ever read about slavery, reparations, and genealogy, documenting Georgetown University's Search for Slave Descendants, is on the front page of the New York Times this morning. In [...]