6 Keys to Success for African-American Genealogy

6 Keys to Success for African-American Genealogy

Library of Congress National African-American History Month began in 1926 when Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History founded Negro History Week. The observation was expanded to a month in February 1976 with a declaration by President Gerald Ford. So let’s talk genealogy....Read more
Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Celebrating Black History Month 2018

Ancestor of Pam Ayersman, Family Tree Facebook Follower February 1st kicks off Black History Month, and at Family Tree we’re excited to spend the next few weeks honoring it with you.  This month, we’ll be sharing quotes, stories and pictures of your African American ancestors. We’ll also be giving tips...Read more
A Brief History of Kwanzaa

A Brief History of Kwanzaa

The annual holiday of Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Following the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga longed for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded U.S., a cultural organization,...Read more