A link to another book, “Brain Quest — Challenge Your Knowledge of Black History” (a book for ages 9 and up), has 850 questions and answers, “from Selma to the State Department, Sojourner Truth to Kofi Annan and a language called Xhosa — how well do you know black history? (The book) celebrates 5,000 years of heroism, culture, struggle and achievement.”
Noted genealogist Joe Beine offers many helpful genealogical guides on the Internet including his “African American Genealogy Records on the Internet” at http://www.genealogybranches.com/africanamerican.html. In addition to his general listings (e.g., slave records, census records, bank records — some of which are obtainable from the subscription-based, Ancestry.com), he provides links to records in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. His website should be bookmarked for future reference because he is always updating his lists.
Family Tree Magazine lists African American Genealogy Resources. Visit http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/foreignethnichelps and click on “African American Genealogy Resources.” The three-page list of websites is sure to keep any researcher busy.
Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing JBGriffis@aol.com