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Dec 23

African American Family Research

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 1:59 PM by Jenny Levins

African American family history research begins with the information the family already has. Usually there is one member of the family who knows most of the family history. The first step is to interview that person and record what they know. The next step is to locate any family documents such as a family bible, marriage certificates, military discharge papers, old tax and deed records, birth certificates, letters, and any other papers that might provide details on your ancestors. Most people can fill out the blanks in their family tree back to their grandparents just from what is available in the family. Once you have exhausted what family resources you have you can then begin searching for what you don’t know such as the name of your great-grandparents. 

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