African Ancestry


Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society



The Freedmen’s Bureau Project

Library of Congress—Genealogy


Ancestors Alive! Genealogy

DNAeXplained Genetic Genealogy

The Legal Genealogist

Let the Ancestor Speak

Reclaiming Kin

Roots Revealed

Scuffalong: Genealogy


Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies by Debbie Parker Wayne

Black Genealogy by Charles Blockson

Black Genesis by James M. Rose, Alice Eicholz

Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, An Expanded Edition by Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree by Tony Burroughs

The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree (Everything®) by Kimberly Powell

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by David T. Thackery

Genealogy for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm, April Leigh Helm

Genealogy Standards Second Edition by Board of Certification of Genealogists

Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Heather Andrea Williams

Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History by Brian Sheffey