From the main page for Black Genesis, click the Table of Contents link to view the Table of Contents for the title (see Image 2 to the right) and select sections to view.
In the "Keywords" field on the Black Genesis home page, enter a name or names, location (i.e., city, state, country), date, or type of record of interest (e.g., military records, oral history). Use wildcard (*) or truncation symbols (?), Boolean opertators (AND, OR, AND NOT), and double quotes for two+ word phrases to enhance search precision.
Things to know about searching Black Genesis:
Written by Dr. James M. Rose and Dr. Alice Eichholz, this key reference work includes an extensive compilation of African American resources for all fifty states, Canada and the West Indies.
This 'Special Online Edition' of Black Genesis makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free blacks in the United States easier than ever. And the entire book is available online here to help you research your family history.
Part I provides an overview of general research principles and methodology, while Part II contains a rundown of specific resources for all fifty states, Canada, and the West Indies. Under each location, the information is organized by categories such as Important Dates, State and County Records, and Internet Resources.
Resources described include research guides, published genealogies, community studies on African-American families and, most importantly, original research material that can be found in national, state, county, and city archives, and in historical societies and libraries.
About the Authors
James M. Rose, Ph.D. is the author of a number of books on African-American genealogy. Dr. Rose received his doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in African-American genealogy. He served as a research consultant with Alex Haley on the Kinte Library Project, a forerunner of Haley's Roots.
Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG. is Academic Director of University Residencies for Walden University and the editor of Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources (3rd ed.), as well as co-editor of Black Genesis. For over 30 years she has been active in higher education, particularly for adult learners and genealogical endeavors.
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