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Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree [Paperback]

Tony Burroughs
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Table of Contents


Preface: Why a Need for This Book?


Part I: Preparing to Research

What Is Genealogy?

Why Research Genealogy?

Fundamentals: The Building Blocks of African American Genealogy

Organizing Before It Gets Messy

Preserving the Past and the Present

Managing Your Research

Part II: Beginning Steps

Oral History -- The Most Important Thing You Can Do

The Family Archives -- Researching Family Records

Family Group Sheets

The Pedigree Chart

Records in Cemeteries

Records in Funeral Homes

Vital Records

Going to the Library

Social Security Records

U.S. Census Records

Part III: Stepping into the Future

Electronic Genealogy: Computers and the Internet

Writing the Family History

I Can't Stop Now: Continuing the Search

Putting It All Together




Biography of Robert Elliott Burroughs


Directory of Sources



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