Research Tools by Subject: Genealogy

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

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Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Tags: African-American History, American History, Black History, Jazz, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Segregation

Dictionary of American Family Names

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The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States.

Tags: Heritage, Etymology, Onomatology, Name History, Baby Names

Civil War Newspapers

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A collection of historical newspapers containing extensive local and national coverage of American culture, politics, and society from the Antebellum through the Reconstruction periods.

Tags: American History, Antebellum, Reconstruction, Historical Newspapers

African-American Heritage

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A resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes such records as draft cards from World Wars I and II, the Freedman’s Bank, and the US Census, as well as help finding other information sources.

Tags: Ancestry, Slave Trade, African-American Heritage, AfriGeneas

Ancestry Library Edition

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Includes census, church, court and immigration records, as well as historical maps and many other genealogy resources, from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other areas.

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Tags: Heritage, Family History, Obituaries, Census, Burial Records