Swing by the NC Room and pick up a bookmark or take note of the info below:

African American Genealogy Resources


NC929.1 B993 African American Genealogical Sourcebook edited by Paula K. Byers

NC929.1 R796 Black Genesis: a Resource Book for African-American Genealogy by James M. Rose (2nd floor copies available for checkout)

NC929.1 B Family Pride: The Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy  by Donna Beasley (2nd floor copies available for checkout)

NC929.1 Finding a Place Called Home: a Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity by Dee Woodtor

NC929.1 C The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook by Emily Anne Croom

NC929.1 J66 A Student’s Guide to African American Genealogy by Anne E. Johnson (Children’s Room copies available for checkout)


African American Cemeteries Online http://africanamericancemeteries.com/

AfriGeneas http://www.afrigeneas.com/

Digital Library on American Slavery http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/about.aspx

The Freedmen’s Bureau Online http://www.freedmensbureau.com/

Slave Archival Collection http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilissdsa/text_files/database_intro2.htm

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces

The USF Africana Heritage Project http://www.africanaheritage.com/


Oral History Resources


NC907.2 A425 From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research by Barbara Allen

LC 39.2: V 64/3 The Library of Congress Veterans History Project Field Kit: Conducting and Preserving Interviews by The Veterans History Project (U.S. Government Document)

Y 3.H 74:8 H 62 Oral History Interview Guidelines, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1998 (U.S. Government Document)

929.1 F Recording your Family History : A Guide to Preserving Oral History with Videotape, Audiotape, Suggested Topics, Questions and Interview Techniques by William Fletcher (located on the 2nd floor)

 NC907.2 N632 Saving Family Memories: A Step-by-Step Guide to Interviewing Relatives by Janice Nickerson

NC907.2 A Your Life and Times: How to put a Life Story on Tape – An Oral History Handbook by Stephen Arthur


Baylor University – Institute for Oral History http://www.baylor.edu/oral_history/index.php?id=23560

DoHistory – Step-By-Step Guide to Oral History by Judith Moyer http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html

International Oral History Association – Oral History Methodology by Dr. Sean Field http://www.iohanet.org/resources/advice.html

The Library of Congress – The American Folklife Center – Oral History Interviews http://www.loc.gov/folklife/familyfolklife/oralhistory.html#tips

 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – The Writing Center – Oral History http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/oral_history.html