Synopses & Reviews
-- A unique guide to searching for Black family history
Black Genealogy is a valuable reference and an indispensable companion guide that will appeal to both the amateur genealogist and the historian in search of knowledge about Black family ancestry and themselves. Blockson clues the researcher to places, documents, and techniques used to uncover genealogical history. Though many Black family records are lost or incomplete, Blockson shows readers how to recover these lost treasures.
First published in 1977, black genealogy remains a unique guide guide among standard genealogical references. author charles blockson, a noted genealogist and african american historian, traced his own family roots back through the 18th century. along his journey, he discovered obstacles and advantages that make searching for black family history a rewarding experience.