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Re: What is your research plan...
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Forgive me if I am posting known info - just setting a baseline for additional posts, since it was not clear how long you have been researching, or what tools/resources are within your reach.
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The best immediate resource is based on where you are in your genealogical journey.
More important, record what you know.
Discover what is missing, then determine what records MAY lead to that information and where they can be found, if created.
A. Make a Research Plan
* Where / Why
Actually, when you know WHY something was important to record, it may lead to other available records.
2. Cyndi's List
3. Library of Congress-American Memory
C. Books (yes...)
2. "Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide", by David T Thackery
3. "Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing The African American Family Tree", by Tony Burroughs
4. "Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy", by James M. Rose, Ph. D. with Alice Eichholz, Ph. D G
5. "A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors. How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage", by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom
6. "Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy", by Emily Anne Croom, et al
7. "The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors", by Marxha Hoffman Rising (for example)
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