Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Ancestry announces online African-American Historical Records
In celebration of Black History Month, in a press release today, Ancestry.com, announced the launch of the largest collection of African-American family history records available and searchable online. The collection, which represents the 19th and early 20th centuries, features more than 55 million black family history records that collectively dispel the common misconception that very few historical records were kept for African-Americans and that tracing African-American ancestry is virtually impossible. This month, individuals can search the African-American Historical Records Collection and receive free access to Ancestry.com for three days.