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Name: Tony BurroughsPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBurroughs lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationTony Burroughs is founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. He lectures throughout the United States on all aspects of genealogy, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Professional Genealogists, Illinois State Genealogical Society as well as other state and national boards. The National Genealogical Society has also presented him with their Distinguished Service Award.
Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree , Simon and Schuster, 2001
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Black Roots: A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree
ISBN: 0684847043 Touchstone. 2001 Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide.
Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.
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