Research Resources

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African American Funerals Program

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The African American Funeral Programs Collection consists of more than 1800 funeral service programs dating from the 1960s to the present collected by the African American Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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AfriGeneas

AfriGeneas African Ancestored Genealogy

A great starting place for African-American genealogy provided by Mississippi State University. Includes links to specific Internet sites, numerous records, and has a searchable surname index.

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Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

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Organization dedicated to the study and research of African American history and genealogy.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com logo with green leaves.

Census information from the U.S. and other countries, along with other resources such as birth, marriage and death notices. Remote access is available through December 31.

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Black Life in America

Black Life in America logo with young Black Lives Matter protestors.

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Journal and magazine articles focused on cultural differences, contributions, and influences in our global community. 

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Genealogy data from U.S. Census records 1790-1930 with over 25,000 original page images of full-text family and local histories, etc. 

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Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau

Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau

Map of field offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

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Search for information on over 36,000 slaving voyages. Includes the African Names Database, which holds the names of over 91,000 Africans taken from slave ships and African trading sites.

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