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Jump Start Your African-American Genealogy Value Pack

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  • You're just starting to research your African-American ancestors
  • You're facing brick walls in your African-American genealogy and need some fresh ideas for where to research
  • You have African-American roots but know little of the resources available to find your family

It’s no secret that tracing African-American roots can be a challenge. With slavery and segregation, tracking down your African-American ancestors can be a sincere struggle for even the most experienced family researcher.  But don't give up just yet--this value pack is perfect for genealogists who are ready and willing to take on the challenge.

Build a foundation for your research with our recommended book Find Your African-American Ancestors; then dive into our articles and video courses that will point you to websites and other resources to help you find critical information about your family; and finally learn about the impact of the Reconstruction on your post-Civil War roots. We'd wish you good luck, but you won't need it!


  • Fundamentals of starting a search for your African-American ancestors
  • Key tools, resources and references for tracking down your roots
  • Top websites for digging up information on your family
  • Essential information on African-American genealogy following the Civil War

The Jump Start Your African-American Genealogy Value Pack includes:


Find Your African-American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Book)

Find Your African-American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Book)

Researching African-American ancestors has historically been a challenge. However, thanks to the modern marvel of the internet, a plethora of resources now lie at your fingertips. This guide breaks down all the research tools you'll need to follow your family line, from census schedules to plantation records, from military records to the Freedmen's Bureau.
RETAIL: $12.95

 Best African-American Genealogy Sources (Article Download)

Best African-American Genealogy Sources (Article Download)
Digital Download

Before the Civil War, the enslaved were excluded from many public records and mentioned only vaguely in others, enforced illiteracy kept many people from writing their stories, and the forward flow of family memory was disrupted when children were sold away from parents. After the Civil War, some memories were just too painful to pass along. In addition, record-keeping issues persisted: African-Americans were often segregated in records as blatantly as they were on buses and in theaters. Plus those records aren't always as easy to access as mainstream ones. In recent decades, however, expert genealogists have learned ways around some of these obstacles. In this six-page digital download, leading researchers, including "Finding Your Roots" host Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Finding and Using African-American Newspapers author Timothy Pinnick, share their seven go-to sources for tracing post-Civil War African-American ancestry.
RETAIL: $4.00

 Best African American Genealogy Websites (Video Class)

Best African American Genealogy Websites (Video Class)
Digital Download

sented by Angela Walton-Raji From Colonial America to the Civil War, there's no doubt that searching for slave ancestors can be a struggle. This video class will take you through the top digital destinations for delving into your black roots.
RETAIL: $29.99

 Reconstruction 101 for African-Americans (Video Class)

Reconstruction 101 for African-Americans (Video Class)
Digital Download

Presented by Timothy Pinnick Understanding the period immediately following the Civil War is critical for genealogists tracing African-American ancestors. This class provides a crash course on the history of the era and how it affects your research.
RETAIL: $29.99

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