Finding Slave Ancestors

By Barnetta McGhee White Most African Americans can diagram or outline a rather complete genealogy using 20th and 21st century public records. Going further back in time to discover those ancestors who were born and died in the late 19th century becomes more problematical and to uncover those who were enslaved prior to 1865 can …

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DNA Proves Author Alex Haley Had Scottish Roots

By Patrick Sawer DNA tests have proved that Alex Haley – the black American author whose book Roots traced his family origins from the slave plantations of the US back to Africa – was of Scottish ancestry. The tests have established that Haley – whose work is credited with helping transform the self-image of millions …

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