Some African American resources

Coming soon: More links, notes about record collections & pictures of African American churches. Do you know of a resource not listed, that I can share here? If so email me at:

Links to posts on this site:

Blog post 16 Feb 2020 about Mecklenburg Jones-Thomas African American DNA matches:

Julie’s post about Jessica Jone’s site:

Resources, other sites:

AAHGS: Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society. Info about local chapters, genealogy conferences, resources, and much more!

Family Search Communities: African American Research. You’ll need to have a FamilySearch account. (Free). First time going to communities, under help, click on communities. (see image below). After that you can directly go to the community page. Links and resources frequently posted, including news from NARA and genealogical conferences.

Jessica Jones site Reclaiming Our ancestors:

Virginia Untold: Library of Virginia website. Narratives, records before 1885. Project still ongoing, you can join to help get more info available to fellow researchers/descendants:

African American Research at the Library of Virginia until 1870. Link to a PDF document on LVA site:

Virginia African American Newspapers on LVA. Link to a document on LVA site:

Library of Virginia, guide to finding African American Ancestors during the Civil War. With other information including links to the cohabitation books.

National Museum of African American History & Culture (Smithsonian)