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Genealogy Forum of Oregon
Published: 27 September 2019

The Genealogy Forum of Oregon has added several library titles specifically to help individuals of African American descent research their family history. Most, if not all of these, were recommended by Tony Burroughs when he was here for the GFO Spring Seminar. Among the newly added titles:

  • Bentley, George R. A history of the Freedmen's Bureau. Octagon Books, 1970 [©1955].
  • Berlin, Ira. Families and freedom: a documentary history of African American kinship in the Civil War Era. New Press, 1997.
  • Berlin, Ira. Free at last: a documentary history of slavery, freedom, and the Civil War. The New Press, 1992.
  • Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by another name: the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Anchor, 2008.
  • Dictionary of Afro-American slavery. Praeger, 1997.
  • Ginzburg, Ralph. 100 years of lynchings. Black Classic Press, 1988.
  • Hait, Michael. Records of the Slave Claims Commissions, 1864-1867. Hait Family History Research Services, 2010.
  • Oubre, Claude F. Forty acres and a mule: the Freedmen's Bureau and Black land ownership. Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
  • Potts, Howard E. A comprehensive name index for the American slave. Greenwood Press, 1997.

The GFO Research Library is situated at 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., Suite B-18 in Portland. For more information, contact 503-963-1932 or visit GFO's website.

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