Researching Your African American Ancestors

This article was prepared by the NEHGS.

Researching African American ancestors presents a unique challenge, but NEHGS has the tools you need to get started. In honor of Black History Month, please enjoy free access to five useful databases, and join us in uncovering the stories of fascinating African American lives hidden in our archives.

Free February Databases

Finding Your Black Ancestry

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Devil at the Crossroads

Paul Cuffe: A Remarkable Life

Articles from the Root.com

Portraits from the NEHGS Archives

Nancy Minor Washington: A Woman of Three Centuries

Resources from The Bookstore at NEHGS 

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