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For more detailed information on records and research African American ancestors, see:
- Curt Bryan Witcher, African American Genealogy: a Bibliography and Guide to Sources (Fort Wayne, Ind.: Round Tower Books, 2000). WorldCat entry.
- James M. Rose, and Alice Eichholz, Black Genesis: a Resource Book for African-American Genealogy, 2nd ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2003).WorldCat entry.
- Donna Beasley, Family Pride: the Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy (New York: Macmillan USA, ©1997). WorldCat entry.
- The Newberry Library, African American Genealogy lists how-to guides, and other sources for African American research.
- Access Genealogy (aggregator site) South Carolina African American Genealogy dozens of links to Internet sites which may or may not list African Americans in South Carolina. About 1/3 federal census links, about 1/3 national level African American sites.
- Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croon. A Genealogis's Guide to Discovering Your African American Ancestors. FHL Collection WorldCat
- Dee Parmer Woodtor. Finding a Place Called Home. A guide to African-American Genealogical and Historical Identity. New York:Random House, 1999. FHL 973 F2wd
- Tony Burroughs. Black roots : a beginners guide to tracing the African American family tree.New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001. FHL973 D27bt 2001
- Tommie Morton Young.Afro-American Genealogy Sourcebook.New York, New York : Garland Pub. Co., 1987. FHL973 F23y
- Davis, Lenwood G. The Black Family in the United States: A Selected Biblioography of annotated books, articles, and dissertations on Black Families in America FHL 973 F2da
- Davis, Lenwood G. Blacks in the American Armed Forces, 1776-1983. A Bibliography FHL 973 F23dL
- Lawson, Sandra M. Generations Past: A Selected List of Sources for Afro-American Genealogical Research Library of Congress Washington 1988. FHL 973 F2law
- Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000). ISBN: 0807848433 9780807848432. Although the author's ancestors lived in North Carolina, the research principles for finding slave ancestors can be applied to any state.
Many presentations from the recent AAHGS (Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society) conference will soon be freely available for video streaming and downloading. These include the following:
- Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr., Author and Professor of American History, University of Washington
Presentation: Roots West: African American History in the Trans-Mississippi West
- Mary Hill, Author and accredited genealogist for Southern and Eastern States
Presentation: Finding Records of Your Ancestors: 1870 to Present
- Beth Wilson, Reference librarian for land records, African-American genealogy, and documentation research
Presentation: Trails Back: Tracing Ancestors in Slavery through Census, Probate, and Land Research
- Dr. Spencer Crew, Director of the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Presentation: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: Activities and Accomplishments
- Angela Walton Raji, Author and avid African–Native American genealogist (See also African Roots Podcast)
Presentation: Beyond the Dawes Rolls: Black Indian Ancestry East of the Mississippi
- Adele Marcum, Professional genealogist and content specialist
Presentation: Where Should I Start? Beginning Research on Ancestry.com
- Howard Dodson, Chief, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library
Presentation: To be announced
- Heather Glasby. Testing the 15th Amendment. Milton Claiborne Nichols and the Legacy of the First Black Voters. Prologue. 48 ( Winter, 2016)
- Paul Finkelman. The Revolutionary Summer of 1862. how Congress Abolished Slavery and Created a Modern American. Prologue. 49 ( Winter 2017-2018)
- Joseph P. Reidy. Slave Emancipation through the Prism of Archives Records. Prologue 29 ( Summer, 1997)
- Noralee Frankel. From Slave Women to Free Women: the National Archives and Black Women's History in the Civil War Era. Prologue 29 ( Summer, 1997)