Genealogy

African-American Genealogy Resources

DISCOVERING YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY:
Discovering your African-American genealogy presents a number of unique challenges and concerns. While the Greene County Room (mentioned more below) provides many excellent resources, this video offers just a brief look at how you might approach researching your African-American family tree, using some readily available materials in the library and on-line. African-American genealogy also requires some particular strategies, and so we will touch on some of those approaches.

GREENE COUNTY ROOM INFO:
Did you know, our county library system has a department dedicated to local history and genealogy? The Greene County Room--located on the 2nd floor of the Xenia Community Library, at 76 E. Market Street in Xenia OH--is staffed by experts who have extensive experience and skill in helping patrons look for documents about their family histories. To schedule an appointment in the Greene County Room, call 937-736-7140.

BIBLIO LIST:
Here’s a list of materials, mostly in the branches, mostly circulating. Additional online resources can be found here.

POWERPOINT:
The presentation walked through in the video can be found online as a PDF.

PRESENTER:
Tracy Marks, Adult Services Librarian I, M.A.Ed, P.L.C.G.S.*
Fairborn Community Library
*Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies, from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2019)

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