Teachers, students. Tell us about your project.

If you or your class is doing a genealogy or family history project, tell us about it and we'll publish it right here at the AfriGeneas KIDZ Korner. Send everything to kidzkorner@afrigeneas.com. Send picture(s) too!

Show off your work!

What's Genealogy?

Genealogy is tracing your family tree to find your parents, grandparents, their parents and so on.

Tracing our ancestors can be difficult for African Americans because most of them were enslaved and were not allowed to have last names, to marry, to own property or to vote. This legacy continued even after Emancipation.

While it's difficult, it's not impossible to find the last slave holder and the first slave ancestor. You just have to be curious and organized, that is a reporter and detective all rolled into one.

Getting Started
  1. Start with yourself. Write down everything you remember about your life.
  2. Interview your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
  3. Ask them their full names including any nicknames they have or may have had in their past.
  4. Ask them for their birth date, marriage date and locations of each.
  5. Ask them for their parents' names and their grandparents' names. Also ask about any nicknames they may have had in the past.
  6. Ask them for their birth, marriage dates and locations of each.
  7. What was it like for you growing up in such and such time period?
  8. Where did you grow up?
  9. Did your family move often and if so where and what time periods?
  10. What is your fondest memory (of whom ever you are wanting to know about)?
  11. What kind of house did you live in when you were a child?
  12. Did your parents or grandparents come to this state from another state?
  13. When did they come to this state?
  14. What was the city, county, and state?
  15. Identify everyone in the old photo album.
  16. Write it all down and publish a book for your family.
  17. Send your work to us to publish online.
Publishing Your Family History

After you finish your interviews, send us your short family history and we'll post it on the AfriGeneas KIDZ Korner Family History page.

Webpage Title: [optional]
URL: [optional]

Family History:
Type data directly in box or cut and paste from your word processing application. Do not make hard carriage returns; lines will wrap automatically. You may submit data longer than the text area provided. Scrolling is automatic. If the data is already formatted, use html or enclose it in <pre></pre> tags to preserve it or submit as an email attachment to kidzkorner@afrigeneas.com.

Please be specific.


1 Feb 2001 | 15 Feb 2001
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