Ventura County Genealogical Society
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Published by Family Tree Magazine in August 2016, these five links will help with your search. Three are repeat winners from 2015; two are new to the list!
Published by Family Tree Magazine in July 2015, this is a list of several unique links, regarded as the best. Follow the links and investigate for yourself!
Genealogy master reference Cyndi's List has an African-American section, with many relevant sub-sections.
The Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana is one of the top genealogy libraries in the country. Follow this link to their African American Gateway to online resources.
This link will take you to the Library of Congress's online section on "Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877" where you will find a sub-section titled "Slavery and Abolition" for you to explore.
Family Search is a comprehensive, free, genealogy resource maintained by the LDS Church. The Wiki is the reference section, and this link will lead you to the reference material on African-American genealogy research.
Our February 2016 speaker, Kenyatta Berry, has published her own page of resources on her website, with a section on African American Genealogy Research.
Author and educator Angela Y. Walton-Raji blogs about African-Native American Genealogy.
" ... a blog for genealogy enthusiasts seeking to locate and leverage new tools and emerging technologies to break through genealogical brick walls. The blog’s author, Shannon Christmas, is an experienced genealogist specializing in genetic, colonial American, and African-American genealogy in Virginia and the Carolinas. "
"TL Dixon [blogs] on Ancestry, Anthropology, DNA, Genealogy, Genetics & My Roots"
The California African American Genealogical Society is based in the Los Angeles area and meets monthly in Culver City. They also have a DNA Interest Group which meets quarterly at the Family History Library in West Los Angeles.
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society is a national organization based in Washington D.C., which also has individual chapters around the United States. The California chapter is in Fresno.
The Southern California Genealogy Society is based in Burbank. The African-American Special Interest Group meets monthly; click for details.
Aaron L. Day provides a detailed bibliography in "African American Research Resources," an article published by the Southern California Genealogical Society.
Aaron L. Day has written "Techniques and Tips - The Search for Free African American Ancestors," an article published by the Southern California Genealogical Society.