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African American Genealogical Resources at Torrance Library

The best Internet resource is Cyndislist for African American Genealogy .
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Ball, Edward,  Slaves In The Family , New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998. 
The story of Mr. Ball's search for the descendants of the people his ancestors kept as slaves.
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Beasley, Donna, Family Pride: The Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy , New York: Macmillan, 1997. Basic techniques and sources needed to conduct a search.  Also in the Reference Collection.
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Burroughs, Tony, Black Roots , New York: Fireside Book, 2001.  Also in the Reference Collection. 
Excellent beginning guide.
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Byers, Paula, African-American Genealogical Sourcebook , New York: Gale,  1995. 
Background information needed to begin a search, basic genealogical research methods, and records available including organizations and publications.
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Fears, Mary, Slave Ancestral Research: It's Something Else , Bowie, MD:  Heritage Books, 1995. 
Case study. Illustrates step-by-step how the author researched her African-American ancestry.
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Haizlip, Shirlee, The Sweeter the Juice , New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.  
A family memoir that illustrates research techniques for African-American research.
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H859 
Howell, Barbara, How to Trace Your African-American Roots , Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1999. Also in the Reference Collection. 
Step by step guide.
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Jamison, Sandra,Finding Your People: An African-American Guide to Discovering Your Roots , New York: Perigee Books, 1999. 
Basic guide.
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Musere, Jonathan, African Ethnics and Personal Names , Los Angeles: Ariko  Publications, 1999. 
Interpretations of 4000 personal names used by central, eastern and southern African peoples together with the historical and cultural backgrounds of those groups.
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Redford, Dorothy Spruill, Somerset Homecoming , New York: Doubleday, 1988.  
Describes how the author traced 2000 descendants of slaves who lived at Somerset Place plantation.
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Smith, Franklin, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African American Ancestors , Cincinnati, Betterway, 2003.
Also in the Reference Collection.
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Stewart, Julia, African Names , New York: Carol Pub. Group, 1993.  
1000 first names and 175 surnames for the African continent listed alphabetically with county of origin and English translation.
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Streets, David, Slave Genealogy , Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1986.  Also in the Reference Collection. 
Three case studies drawn from records of Wayne County, Kentucky.
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Thackery, David,Finding Your African-American Ancestors , Orem, UT: Ancestry, 2000. 
Sources for African-American genealogy.
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H153 
Wiencek, Henry, The Hairstons , New York: St. Martins, 1999. 
Research case study of the lives of 7 generations of slaves and their owners.
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Woodtor, Dee,Finding A Place Called Home , New York: Random House, 1999.
 A comprehensive guide with current advice about researching slave ancestry including use of the internet.