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African American Genealogy Resources

Tyler Public Library

Local & Family History Collection

Librarian - historydesk@tylertexas.com

*Denotes Selections that are particularly relevant to Genealogical Research

*African American Genealogical Sourcebook. Paula Byers, ed. Gale Research Inc.: Detroit, MI. 1995

*Black Studies; A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications: National Archives Trust Fund: Washington, D.C. 1984

*Black History; A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives. National Archives Trust Fund: Washington, D.C. 1984

*Ethnic Genealogy; A Research Guide. Jessie Smith, ed. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT., 1983

*A Student's Guide to African American Genealogy. Anne L. Johnson. Oryx Press: Phoenix, AZ. 1996

*A Family Guide, The Complete Guide to Tracing African-American Genealogy. Donna Beasley. MacMillian: NY. 1997

*Black Genesis. James Rose. Gale Research Co: Detroit, MI. 1978

*Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide to Family History and Genealogy Jim & Terry Willard. Houghton: Mifflin, NY. 1997

*Index to the Cherokee Freeman Enrollment Cards of the Dawes Commission, 1901-1906 Jo Ann Carls Page. Heritage Books, Inc.: Bowie, MD. 1996

*Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes. Angela Walton. Raji, Heritage Books: 1993

*Some Slave Holders and Their Slaves, Union Parish, Louisiana 1839-1865. Harry Dill. Heritage Books: Bowie, MD. 1997

*Bibliography of Sources for Black Family History in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department. Curt Witcher. 1989

The Freedman's Bureau and Black Texans. Barry A. Crouch. University of Texas Presss: Austin, 1992

*Index to the American Slave. Donald Jacobs, ed. Greenwood Press: Westport, CT 1981

*The Slave Narratives of Texas, Ronnie Tyler. The Encino Press: Austin, Texas. 1974 (Rare)

Roots. Alex Haley. Doubleday and Company: Garden City, New York, NY. 1976

Somerset Homecoming, Receiving a Lost Heritage Dorothy Redford. Doubleday: New York, NY. 1988

*Slaves and Master of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana Records; A Calendar of Civil Records Winston DeVille, ed. Ville Platte, LA. 1988

No Quittin Sense. C.C. White. University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas. 1969

From Ghetto to Glory, The Story of Bob Gibson. Bob Gibson. Popular Library: New York, NY. 1968 (Rare)

The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer. Oscar Micheaux. Woodruff Press: Lincoln, NB. 1913 (Rare)

Coffee in the Gourd, J. Frank Dobie, ed. Southern Methodist University Press: Dallas, Texas 1979

Follow de Drinkin Gou'd. J Frank Dobie, ed. Texas Folklore Society: Austin, Texas. 1928

Stride Toward Freedom; The Montgomey Story. (Rare) Martin Luther King. Harper & Rowe: New York, NY. 1957

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Newmarket Press: New York, NY. 1983 (Rare)

Uncle Tom's Campus. Ann Jones. Praeger: New York, NY. 1973 (Rare)

Tame the Bell Easy. J. Frank Dobie. Southern Methodist University: Dallas, Texas. 1965

*Black Courage, 1775.173: Documentation of Black Participation in the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C. 1984

*Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia Paul Heinegg. Clearfield Co.: Baltimore, MD. 1993

*Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Cemetery Records. Janelle Karchaske. Family History Researchers and Publishers: Charlotte, NC. 1995

From Hell to Breakfast. Moody C. Boatright. Texas Folklore Society: Austin, Texas. 1944

Sea Is land Diary: A History of St. Helena Island. Reprint Co.: Spartanburg, SC. 1983

Gone to Texas: Genealogical Abstracts from "The Telegraph And Texas Register 1835-1841. Kevin Ladd. Heritage Books: Bowie, MD, 1994

Black Leaders: Texans For Their Times. Alwyn Barr, ed. Texas State Historical Assoc.: Austin, Texas. 1981

From Slave to Statesman; The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston. Patricia Prather. University of North Texas Press: Denton, Tx. 1941

Texan Stomping Grounds J Frank Dobie, ed. Texas Folklore Society: Austin, Texas. 1941

Rainbow in the Morning J. Frank Dobie, ed. Southern Methodist University: Dallas, Texas. 1975

*Index to District of Columbia Wills, 1801-1920 Dorothy Provine. Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore, MD. 1992

MICROFIlM: 1850 Federal Census Texas, Slave Schedules. 1860 Federal Census, Texas, Slave Schedules.

The History of the CME Church. Othal Lakey. CME Publishing House: Memphis, TN. 1996

"Voices" From the Pulpit, 1885-1985. Alma Delley. Beal: Tyler, Texas 1986

Soul Food; Recipes and Reflections from African-American Churches. Joyce White. Harper Collins: New York, NYH. 1998

My First Sixty Years: Passions for Wisdom Lena Morton. Philosophical Library: New York, NY. 1965

The Afro-American Texas to 1900. Institute of Texas Culture. University of Texas at San Antionio. 1974

Kids Explore America's African-American Heritage - Westridge Young Writers Workshop: Santa Fe. NM. 1993

A World of Magnificent Discovery ..A Journey Through Time Sheldrick Williams. Zelma Lee Publishing House: Dallas, Texas, 1996

Black Cinema Treasures Lost and Found. G. William Jones. University of North Texas: Denton, Texas. 1991

The Texan - The yearbook of Texas College

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