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ProQuest African American Heritage

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.  

There were more than 480,000 free blacks living in the United States and territories at the time of the 1860 Census.  Explore the 1860 U.S. Federal Census in the ProQuest African American Heritage database to learn more!

For more information about ProQuest® African American Heritage, navigate to the Content Page.


Quick User Guides


The following Quick User Guides include information about Content Types, Search Tips and How to Work with Results.  All of the Quick User Guides pair with the Hands-On Exercises.  

Use the Quick Start Guides as exercises to illustrate the content included in African American Heritage.