- Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2009 16:00
- Written by The Skanner
Expert genealogists Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom approach the unique challenges to researching African American familial history in "A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors."
The book uses examples, illustrations and case studies to help anyone:
• Gather and preserve oral and social history;
• Research Census records, including the important 1870 Census;
• Use African American-specific sources, including the Freedmen's Bureau and Freedman's Bank records;
• Work with and evaluate county and federal records. . . .