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[History] The Rose Collection- Black Genealogy
Recently, I came to possess 4 books authored by James M. Rose.
Black Genesis- a Resource Book for African-American Genealogy
“When Black Genesis was originally published in 1978, it was the first book to provide researchers with information on resources and a methodology specific to African American genealogy…”
Make sure you get the all-new 2nd edition. It is some 100 pages larger than the first.
Make sure you place it on your desk next to Dee Palmer Woodtor’s ‘Finding A Place called Home’ and Tony Burroughs’ ‘Black Roots’.
Tapestry- a Living history of the Black Family in Southern Conneticut
If you have Ancestors in Southern Conneticut, you are in luck.
If that weren’t enough, how about the genealogies of 17 families?
Free Black Heads of Households in the New York State Federal Census, 1790-1830
Faster than a speeding bullet
Kudos to the authors for compiling this awesome database in the days before Ancestry.com and Rootsweb.com.
Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900
Originally published in 1980, “ this book was the result of a thorough search of the records of twenty seven towns in southeastern Conneticut for every reference to African Americans and their interconnectedness to Native Americans and European Americans.” – James M. Rose, Barbara W. Brown.
“The authors’ systematic approach in recovering and utilizing appropriate records is one which can be adapted to a number of geographical areas, particularly colonial ports.” – Alice Eichholtz, Ph.D.
With over 700 pages, if your Ancestor set foot on southeastern Conneticut soil and stayed for more than a minute, chances are good that they are mentioned in this book.
Get thee to a bookstore or library!