The Genealogy and Family History blog recently posted this story about finding your African roots, which includes some great sources for those interested in doing African-American genealogy. 

Forsyth County Public Library offers Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest through our Online Resources web page, which include slave census schedules, early photos of African-Americans (on Ancestry), records from the Freedmen’s Bank (on Heritage Quest), and much more.

Some resources for tracing North Carolina African-American ancestry include:

Some general African-American genealogy sources:

There are thousands of resources out there. Sites such as Footnote and African Ancestry – Trace Your DNA have useful information for a fee.  Be sure that your source is legitimate and write it down!

Do you know of any other great online resources for African heritage?

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