Ancestor Links


This is by no means a complete list of links to sources for genealogy research on the web. I am adding pages that have educated me or aided me in my searches.

For the BEST starting point for African-American Genealogy please visit AfriGeneaswhere you will find links, forums, surname databases and a wealth of information on how to get started in your research.  Come join the family!


Family Pages:

Goins/McCuen & Adams/Stevens of  VA/WVA and Ohio  My new found cousin Irita's site is chock full of wonderful photos - go take a look! The Covington family - Joey and Teira have a wonderfully rich site rooted in North Carolina and Virginia, which explores the inter-relationships between African-American and Euro-American ancestry.

 Mills Ancestry A fascinating look into the history of an African-American family in Texas.

 Mel's Genealogy Pages   Family roots  in Tate, Panola, Warren, Rankin, & Leake County, Mississippi; by way of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, and Africa.

The Families of Arthur Lee Thomas, Springfield Ohio  Art is the person who inspired me to get actual copies of records - to not be content to simply use the internet for family research.  He has amassed an extensive amount of hard data on his lineages.


African American Genealogy:

Free African-Americans of North Carolina and  Virginia This site contains a searchable text of the two volumes published by Paul Heinegg  on Free People of Color from the colonial period to about 1820. One of the most important studies of  FPOC  ever published - this site  is a MUST visit for surname researchers.

Friends of the Balch Library  -Black History 

North American Slave Narratives

Slavery in Pennsylvania  Too often a finger is pointed at the South - and we forget that the North has a slave history of its own.  This is a rich site with many resources on the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad.

Afro Albanians  The history of African Americans - enslaved and free in Albany NY


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