How to Discover Your Family's Roots and Trace Your Ancestors Back Through an Eventful Past, Even to a Specific African Kingdom, by Charles L. Blockson


First published in 1977, Black Genealogy remains a unique guide among standard genealogical references. Author Charles Blockson, a noted genealogist and African American historian, traced his own family roots back through the eighteenth century. Along his journey, he discovered obstacles and advantages that make searching for Black family history a rewarding experience.

Blockson clues the researcher to places, documents and techniques used to uncover genealogical history. Though many Black family records are lost or incomplete, Blockson shows readers how to recover these lost treasures. 

Black Genealogy is a valuable reference and an indispensable companion guide that will appeal to both the amateur genealogist and the historian in search of knowledge about Black family ancestry and themselves.