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African American Genealogy: Records and Research
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AfriGeneas: African-American Genealogy
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Devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African ancestry in the Americas, and to general genealogical research and resources. It is also an African ancestry research community, complete ... More
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A free online database for records of African-American genealogy and history, and a place for users to share and preserve documents, images and family oral history. More
Digital Library on American Slavery
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A searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color that provides access to information from petitions to southern legislatures and country ... More
Discovering the Peoples of Michigan series
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A collection of books published by Michigan State University Press that examine the rich multicultural heritage and explore Michigan's ethnic dynamics. Michigan's rapidly changing historical and socia... More
English Versions of Foreign Names
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Arranged by English given name and provides the foreign version for Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovakian, Russian and Yiddish languages. More
Freedmen's Bureau Online
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The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, which operated from about 1865 to 1868, worked to secure rights for former slaves. Federal and state records are available. More
Index to Descriptive Recruitment Lists of Volunteers for the United States Colored Troops for the State of Missouri, 1863-1865
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More than 5,500 entries. Browse by recruits' names or by slave owners' names. More
Information Wanted
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A database of advertisements for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot from October 1831 to October 1921. More
Irish Ancestors
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Surnames, magazine searching, and place names. More
Italian Genealogy
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Useful starting points for exploring Italian heritage. More
Jewish Genealogy
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JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of nearly 200,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, ShtetLinks for more than 200 communities, and a var... More
Last Name Meanings
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Find the ethnic origin and meaning of last names. Surname dictionary and genealogy helps include names of Irish, German, English, French, Italian and Jewish descent. More
Michigan Polonia
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Devoted to helping researchers find their Michigan and Polish heritage. Highlights traditional and electronic research methods. More
Native American Nations
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Links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages devoted to a particular nation, and are alphabetical by tribal name. More
People of the Three Fires Native Genealogy
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A USGenWeb project focused on resources of the Ojibwe/Chippewa, Potawatomi, and Ottawa tribes in Michigan. More
Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Database
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Includes details on over 35,000 slaving voyages with name, age, gender, origin and place of embarkation for over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships.

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