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Sunday, February 13, 2011

New in the AfriGeneas Library

Birth Records for Negroes and Mulattoes, Fayette County, PA: 1788-1820

Posted by Staff on 2/13/11 at 23:21 EST

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New in the AfriGeneas Library

Obituaries and Death Notices from Monroe County, Alabama: 1891-1914

Posted by Staff on 2/12/11 at 12:02 EST

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The AfriGeneas Team Does Research for ESSENCE Magazine Feature

Run . . . don't walk . . . to pick up a copy of the February issue of Essence Magazine! The AfriGeneas "A Team" did the research for a feature article, "A Legacy of Love & Pride" by Robin D. Stone that traces the descendants of a slave on the infamous L'Hermitage Plantation in Frederick County, MD to a young Atlanta woman. A bonus: there's also a brief spotlight on Valencia King Nelson. A great read and great genealogy!

Posted by
Staff on 1/13/11 at 04:46 EST

Saturday, July 10, 2010

AfriGeneas Named One of Family Tree Magazine's Top 101 Sites for the 11th Year in a Row!

101 Best Web Sites 2010


By David A. Fryxell

From state vital records and censuses to historical books and immigration data, this year’s 101 Best Websites list features tools that can bust your brick walls -- but not your budget.

In a bumpy economy, is there any more welcome word than free? When we took a break from checking our credit-card balances and 401(k) accounts to consider this year’s 101 Best Websites, the theme was as obvious as the lint in our wallets: the best free genealogy sites. Fortunately, when it comes to online genealogy, the old sayings "There’s no such thing as a free lunch" and "You get what you pay for" go right out the window. You can learn plenty about your family history without ever entering a credit-card number.

Defining "free" isn’t as simple as it sounds, however. Obviously, expensive subscription sites are out, but what about sites that offer a premium service for a fee? Or sites that offer free data but require payment for a paper copy of a record? After some debate among the editors, we decided that a site qualifies as "free" if the primary function or content is free, so that you can go there and do what you intend to do without having to pull out your wallet. We also wanted to honor some lesser-known sites whose hardworking webmasters contribute to the greater genealogical good. Their sites may be free, but we can repay them with a virtual round of applause.

So welcome to the 2010 edition of Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Websites. For a change, there’s no need for our usual explanation that a $ symbol means a site requires payment. We’ll give that button on our keyboards a rest this year, as we demonstrate that sometimes the best things in life really are free.

101 Best Websites 2010: African-American Roots

Connect with fellow researchers in this site’s forums, chats and mailing lists, or check its slave records collection, surnames database, death and marriage records databases and census schedules.

Source: Family Tree Magazine

Posted by Staff on 7/10/10 at 03:37 EST


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