GENEALOGY LINKS at the 16th Annual

AfriGeneas~African American & African Ancestored Genealogy is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical search and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.

A Partial List of African Americans Lynched in the United States Since 1859 and related links
shares some thirty links that document the history of American styled lynching for a period of more than 100 years.  Subjects include "extraordinary visual legacy of photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings in America", "The Springfield Race Riot of 1908", "Lynching in the New South - Georgia and Virginia 1880-1930", and "Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Crusader Against Lynching".

African American Cemeteries Online is a project of the Millennium Project: "People working together to build an online database of African American genealogical material for the 21st century"

The African American Genealogical Research Institute (AAGRI), founded by Lori Husband, is in formation as a not-for-profit library/archives/repository dedicated to African American genealogy.  The AAGRI collects, preserves, disseminates and makes documents and other data available for genealogical research purposes.  The AAGRI continuously builds its holdings to make researching easier.  Take a journey through and exploit their documents. 

The search for family origin has been a preoccupation of African Americans for centuries, long before Alex Haley's Roots. The task has become easier in recent years, thanks to the advent of the Internet and genealogy.  Black Roots : A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree by Tony Burroughs helps you begin your journey.

Christines Genealogy Website retorically asks "Who are your people?" and then proceeds to provide some tools to enable us to discover answers to the question.  Included are links to the Freedmen's Bureau websiteand searchable databases to Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-1863 and the Roll of Emigrants sent to the colony of Liberia, Western Africa, by the American Colonization Society during the 1860's, amongst others.  is a password-protected community on the Internet for families. Families can post news, create family albums, hold live voice and text chats and maintain a calendar of events in a secure environment. In less than three minutes, you can create a free private family website at where you can share your family history. Build your family tree, catalogue your ancestral photos, and share your family heritage on your own password-protected website.  is a leading resource for family history online. The site offers over 1 billion names in over 3,000 unique databases. New records are being added to the site each business day.  is the oldest and largest free online community for genealogists. The site contains extensive interactive guides and numerous research tools for tracing family histories. On RootsWeb the site's WorldConnect Project contains more than 73 million ancestor names. The RootsWeb Surname List consists of a registry of nearly one million surnames submitted by more than 216,000 online genealogists. RootsWeb also boasts approximately 22,000 mailing lists and 175,000 message boards.

Did you know that the Internet has a "Do-It-Yourself " geneological research website where you can access tools to research your family history and to build your family tree? .............. has tools enabling you to search by surname, marriage records, ships passenger list, military records and cemetary records, as well...........The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb are designed to facilitate such, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is believed to be one of the most resourseful places on the Internet for family searhing activities. 

Helm's Genealogy Toolbox premiered on the World Wide Web in February 1995 with a mere 134 links. Now, it includes not only the largest categorized list of genealogical links, it has genealogical software profiles, search engines, digitized images, how-to articles, queries, and genealogical news stories.

The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. 
Somewhere on the Internet, there may be information about your family, and our innovative Family Finder makes locating it much faster and easier. Just type in a name, and Family Finder searches through hundreds of thousands of genealogy pages across the Internet and gives you links to likely matches 

Underground Railroad information is available at the Menare Foundation website. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and restoration of Underground Railroad safe-houses and environments......  The underground railroad in Franklin County, VA is doucmented here.
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