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Title:
Finding your people : an African-American guide to discovering your roots
Author:
Jamison, Sandra Lee.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perigee Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399524783
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Given the broader awareness of the African-American contribution to our nation's history, people have become more interested than ever in exploring their roots. But African-American genealogy presents special challenges; traditional genealogical sources are harder to navigate and interpret. Finding Your People offers crucial advice and specific tools to help identify and overcome these challenges. A comprehensive guide to public records, alternative sources, and other documents, this step-by-step handbook offers exciting new ways to unveil the past. Discovering where family members have been--and what they've done--can help restore the precious and personal link between yesterday, today, and tomorrow.Finding Your People includes:* Locating lineage and pedigree documents* Finding slave trade chronologies* Alternate spellings of common surnames* Interviewing methods* Setting goals and keeping records* Public vs. "alternate" records* African-American research sources* Local, national and international resources* Organizing family reunions* Creating pedigree charts and family group sheets* Using census information


Author Notes

Sandra Lee Jamison received her B.A. from Stony Brook University in 1979, completed the M.L.S. program at Columbia University and graduated with a Masters in Library Services in 1989. She has worked for the New York Times, Essence and Time magazine, and has been a panelist and speaker at journalism and communications workshops. She provided library and research strategy for Arthur Ashe's A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete . She lives in New York City.


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