Wednesday, February 08, 2006

AfriGeneas

AfriGeneas aims "to find and document the last slaveholder and the first African in each family"—an ambitious goal, given the special difficulties that African-ancestored genealogists face. The articles and collections in the AfriGeneas Library make for interesting reading whatever your heritage. The site also features forums on twenty subjects, a chat center, and databases of everything from census and military records to the Slave Data Collection—an effort to extract genealogical data from the primary records of slavery. Since this site is about researching African ancestry in the Americas, people with Caribbean roots should also take a look.