ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
It provides users a dedicated resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research; but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.
Highlights of the database include:
- A user-friendly interface that combines the best elements of our award-winning HeritageQuest® Online database with new, enhanced navigation. and tools
- Primary sources devoted specifically to African American family history, including census records, vital records, free(d) and slave records, church records, legal records, and more.
- The newest primary source collections include North Carolina and West Virginia marriage records, North Carolina cohabitation records, and the U.S. Colored Troops Records, 1861-1865.
- Exclusive access to an updated, online edition of Black Genesis—an exhaustive guide that makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free blacks easier.
- Exclusive partnership with AfriGeneas—recognized as a leading social networking site devoted to African American genealogy—that provides direct access to expert advice, moderated forums, chats, mailing lists, surname registry, and more.