A self discovery guide for Black Family Historians
Paperdoll Journal Ancestry
On Veterans weekend, I found myself back at the DAR library after discovering more ancestry links from DNA match hints on Ancestry.com : username: hazell_lisa.
One half of my family history and tree has been in Virginia for over 200 years with most of my African American lineage being free people of color. Most are well documented in the census and military records with service in every decade and every American War.
At the DAR, I was able to receive helpful tips and strategies on organizing research notes from the DC chapter members. I have been welcomed at their meetings, activities and workshops for over one year now as I am gathering necessary documents to identify the Patriots in my family tree. I have great reason from family oral and public history to suspect an African American Patriot in our family and or including my direct lineage.
The DAR Library’s Online Catalog can be found on the Web at: dar.org/library or information on Researching Your African American, Spanish or Native American Patriot visit
African American Genealogy