African American Research

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*[http://learn.ancestry.com/LearnMore/VideoRedirection.aspx?content_id=15340 Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy], Tony Burroughs  
 
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Welcome to the African American Research page

Its most unique genealogical features:
  • many family name changes after Civil War
  • slavery research is usually challenging
  • Freedman's Bank & Freedmen's Bureau

African American pages are available for these states

African American Genealogy

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Did you know?

  • The first African settlers in the U.S. were indentured servants in Jamestown, Va., in 1619 (before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock) and freed after 7 years.
  • African American is the most common ancestry in: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
  • The Freedman's Bank and the Freedmen's Bureau were separate organizations, from different federal departments, in separate National Archives record groups.
  • Ten percent of the African American population was free before the Civil War.
  • Only 15 percent of freed slaves used the family name of a former owner.
  • From 1865 to 1875 many African Americans changed their family name.

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Things you can do

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