African-American Resources for West Virginia

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''African American Resources'''
  
*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/histamne/titlcont.html History of the American Negro, West Virginia Edition]<br>
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=== Keys to success in African American research  ===
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You will find the most success researching African American ancestors if you begin with yourself, and follow oral history as well as historical records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates to document the previous generations.
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Use the US Census to research your family groups. &nbsp;Many times, you may have difficulty in documenting an ancestor. &nbsp;If you research the collateral lines (aunts, uncles, siblings, and cousins), you will discover more about your common ancestor and have a wealth of resources to explore.[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Basic_Search_Strategies See United States Basic Search Strategies.]<br>
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See the wiki pages [[Virginia African Americans|Virginia African Americans]] and [[African American Research|United States African American Research]]. <br> See also[[Quick Guide to African American Records|Quick Guide to African American Records]] <br> See also [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/finding-records-of-your-ancestors-1870-present/155 Finding Records of Your Ancestors 1870-Present] in the FamilySearch Learning Center.
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*Join the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Facebook_Research_Community Facebook ]and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]<br>African American Genealogy Research Community.
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/histamne/titlcont.html History of the American Negro, West Virginia Edition]<br>  
 
*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html West Virginia State Archives]  
 
*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html West Virginia State Archives]  
 
*[http://aagenwv.blogspot.com/ African-American Genealogy-West Virginia]  
 
*[http://aagenwv.blogspot.com/ African-American Genealogy-West Virginia]  
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*[http://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?ti=1,0&Search_Arg=west%20%2B%20virginia%20%2B%20african-american&Search_Code=FT*&SL=None&CNT=20&PID=jahdUFlX-A_fBoVYKMXSlih&SEQ=20091210001807&SID=3 Newberry Library Resources:]&nbsp; West Virginia
 
*[http://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?ti=1,0&Search_Arg=west%20%2B%20virginia%20%2B%20african-american&Search_Code=FT*&SL=None&CNT=20&PID=jahdUFlX-A_fBoVYKMXSlih&SEQ=20091210001807&SID=3 Newberry Library Resources:]&nbsp; West Virginia
  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png African American Resources

Keys to success in African American research

You will find the most success researching African American ancestors if you begin with yourself, and follow oral history as well as historical records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates to document the previous generations.

Use the US Census to research your family groups.  Many times, you may have difficulty in documenting an ancestor.  If you research the collateral lines (aunts, uncles, siblings, and cousins), you will discover more about your common ancestor and have a wealth of resources to explore.See United States Basic Search Strategies.

See the wiki pages Virginia African Americans and United States African American Research.
See alsoQuick Guide to African American Records
See also Finding Records of Your Ancestors 1870-Present in the FamilySearch Learning Center.



Online Resources