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Stories To Tell is a full service book publishing company for independent authors. We provide editing, design, publishing, and marketing of fiction and non-fiction. We specialize in sophisticated, unique illustrated book design.

Best Locations to Find Resources for Black Genealogy and Family History

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Best Locations to Find Resources for Black Genealogy and Family History

Biff Barnes

“African American genealogical research has always been challenging, but not impossible.” Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

As we begin Black History Month we want to offer some assistance to our readers who have taken up that challenge. We have helped a number of African American authors to publish family history books. To a person they have told us how difficult it can be to find the resources to document the lives of their ancestors. To help aspiring genealogists and family historians we have created a list of the best places online to find those resources. Each site has its own list of additional resources. We hope you find them useful:

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society African American Genealogy Resources

Our Black Ancestry (Membership Site)

Ancestry Hour African-American Genealogy: 80 Top Resources for Finding Your African Ancestors

American Ancestors: African American Genealogy New England Historic Genealogical Society

Family Search: African American Genealogy Records

The National Archives: Ethnic Heritage Links – African American

Best of luck with your research! If you know of other resources that should be listed, please let us know and we’ll be happy to add them.



SPECIAL OFFER! 10% Off Interior Book Design

We celebrate African American authors and/or authors of books with African American themes.

These authors and books can receive a 10% special discount on Interior Book Design.

Even if your book isn’t ready during February, this discount is valid for any interior book design project begun before August 1, 2018.

To be eligible for this discount, you must CLICK HERE during the month of February.