Back by popular requests, we’re offering genealogy and ancestry seekers will find the following freebies to delve into:
- Visit the National Archives for countless images, text, blogs, other helpful resources about Black ancestors.
- Inquire about home movies captured by members of your family. Ask about those reels that may still be around someone’s home in attics, basements, desk drawers. You may have to transfer the media to another source, yet it is worth it. Why? Many of the videos end up in thrift stores and discarded. Guess what? Those same videos are picked up by government and private agencies and become rich content. Take a look at a short http://ww.pbs.org/video/john-lewis-get-way-official-trailer/compilation of videos from personal and public videographers.
- Check the 26 free genealogy websites. You may wish to sign up after giving the sites the test drives.
- Check out the “Story of Black Folk” … tracing family histories in the Hudson, NY area.
- The above referenced Black family history site is part of the larger, free calendar community of genealogy conferences, events and more. Check out Conference Keeper Calendar.
- Join your hometown or regional Black genealogy groups such as this large one in Pennsylvania.
- Geneanet has 44,000 free postcards without subscription. You can just put in your location of your ancestor and they will show you what they have for that town. — Submitted by Karen Harrison