African-American Genealogy

Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg Bx.8, No.383, Group of Contraband
Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg Bx.8, No.383, Group of Contraband

The Bibliography of African American Family History at the Newberry Library, available as a PDF file, is not intended as an exhaustive list of every African-American family history source in the library, but rather as a selective guide to materials held at the Newberry. Researchers will find additional resources in the online catalog, and in the research guides on African-American Studies and Reference Sources for African-American Studies. Newberry librarians have created guides to genealogical research for several states, and these can be found in the list of Genealogy Collection Guides and Research Tools.

Please contact a reference librarian with questions regarding this information, or for additional assistance locating materials in our collection.