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African-American Genealogy

Using this free online database titled ‘Afriquest‘ with multiple types of records can be quite a resource for those looking into ancestors of African-American heritage. Much of the scanned documents, records and images come are shared by fellow researchers.

The type of records and images are not just individual families, but also include collections covering certain time periods in specific counties or towns. This archive of material is intended to be shared and added to. So if you have photos or document to add, the site is open to adding new material. They have made the process of uploading images or transcriptions as simple as possible.

One of the newest items added are the transcribed deeds from Camden County in Georgia from 1786 to 1881. Also new family stories, traditional oral histories are being added.

Use the search box to the right side to place a surname, or location or a keyword. You can also just browse by selecting a category.

One of the major purposes is to get people to volunteer by scanning and adding what they have on their family and to share family legends.

So if this is an area of family research, see what you can add to the site.

Photo: An African-American family around 1900.

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