Genealogical Research rests at the core of the Coming to the Table Approach and its focus on Facing History openly and honestly. Many members of CTTT are active and skilled genealogists. If you would like help with your own research, or if you have skills you are willing to share with others in their research, please contact us here.
Below is a list of some of the many resources available to support those doing genealogical research:
Operated by CTTT member Sharon Leslie Morgan; Our Black Ancestry provides information and services that help people explore and appreciate African American family history and culture.
The complete African American Genealogy Workshop, “Searching Your Past to Strengthen Your Future” (prepared by Sharon Morgan) is available to download FREE, or to view HERE.
Genealogy Resources by Veritas Prep and NYC Genealogy Recommended to CTTT by students in the Genealogy Club of the After School Care Program in El Paso County, Colorado. These young people found the resources listed below on the CTTT website to be very helpful as they track down their ancestral roots and wanted to suggest these additional resources as a thank you to CTTT.
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy – Another great article recommended to CTTT by Isabella, one of the students in the after-school program referenced just above.
Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web – good info and easy to understand.
AfriGeneas – a site devoted to African American genealogy & researching African Ancestry in the Americas
Ancestry.com – the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world
- Genealogy.com – another extensive genealogy site owned by Ancestry.com
- RootsWeb – “Finding our roots together” – an Ancestry.com community
- Start Your Family Tree – publicly-available, specialized page to start your family tree online for free
FamilySearch – a nonprofit family history organization
Fold3 – large collection of original military records
MyHeritage – dedicated to using the power of the internet to make it easier for people to discover their heritage
American Ancestors – focus on New England; founded by the New England Genealogical Society
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database – a searchable database with information on more than 35,000 slave voyages
USGenWeb – a volunteer-run, non-commercial genealogical research site committed to free access for everyone
WorldVitalRecords – “to provide simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history collections worldwide
Professional Genealogy Boards:
The Association of Professional Genealogists – an independent organization that supports professional genealogists in all phases of their work
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists – a professional credentialing organization dedicated to testing an individual’s competence in genealogical research
Board for Certification of Genealogists – an independent certifying organization for genealogists and consumers seeking professional genealogical assistance