Source: Family Tree
Description: It’s no secret that tracing African-American roots can be a challenge. The seven African-American sources listed here can help you strengthen your family tree at its trunk—where it needs the most support. Along the way, you’ll learn about recurring family names, hometowns, white associates and more. These clues—and the experience you gain as a researcher—will help you recognize pre-Civil War ancestors in the more complicated records of pre-Emancipation days.