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ABOUT THE PROJECT

FAQ FOR READERS


CONTACT:
Toni Carrier
Founding Director
USF Africana Heritage Project
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
FAO 270
Tampa, FL 33620
e-mail: toniheadr@aol.com




PRESS RELEASES:

WeRelate, USF Africana Heritage Project and Ideas4 to Build Afriquest, the Free, Central Online Database for African American Genealogy

Magnolia Plantation Foundation Sponsors Digital Archive of Plantation, Slave Records

USF Africana Heritage Project and WeRelate.org to Collaborate on Slave Genealogy Research

RELATED ARTICLES:

Coming Soon: Lowcountry Africana

Insight Into Slave History: Project Will Put Names With Faces by Brian Hicks, Charleston Post and Courier



About the Project:

The USF Africana Heritage Project is an all-volunteer research project and website sponsored by the Africana Studies department at the University of South Florida.

About Our Research:

Our research mission is to rediscover records that document the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on our free Internet site. Access to all of the content on this website is, and always will be, 100% free.

We believe that each person's heritage is their anchor in this world. Our goal is to reclaim African American heritage one family at a time by gathering and preserving records of African American genealogy and history.

We encourage readers to share documents. Each record that we gather is a stone added to the pile, and as the pile grows, our website will become an invaluable resource for those researching African American ancestry and cultural heritage. We also provide lesson plans for using the information on our website as a teaching tool.

About Our Staff:

The USF Africana Heritage Project is entirely volunteer-driven, which adds a real life-breath to the project. We are a very diverse crew. Our volunteers and contributors come from every walk of life, but are all part of a grass-roots effort to recover and preserve records that document African American ancestry, and the rich mosaic that is African American culture.

We cherish our volunteers!

How We Conduct Our Research:

We use a variety of resources to conduct our research: the University of South Florida's library holdings, other library holdings, academic archives, plantation journals, public records, Freedman's Bureau records, early church records, oral histories, family bible records, Internet research and information contributed by genealogy researchers, historians and community members.

Press Coverage of the USF Africana Heritage Project:

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: New Online Database for African American Genealogy

The Africana Studies Department Newsletter - pdf

The Africana Studies Department Newsletter - html

Insight Into Slave History: Project Will Put Names With Faces by Brian Hicks, Charleston Post and Courier

DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour 19 June 2007

New Archive Will Let Slave Descendants Trace Roots by Bruce Smith, Associated Press

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Gifts of the Season: Special Edition at Africana Heritage

One Great Genealogy Site Award: OneGreatFamily.com Newsletter









































































More About Africana Heritage
USF AFRICANA HERITAGE PROJECT: AWARDS






SITES THAT LINK TO THE AFRICANA HERITAGE PROJECT

African American Lives: The Story in History: A Toolkit for Researching the Past

Priscilla's Homecoming from Yale University

Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World at the College of Charleston

Family Tree Magazine Ethnic Toolkits

Sankofa's African Slave Genealogy

US African American Griots

ABC Genealogy

Africa and African American Genealogy Mine

Ancestors' Resource Guide

Antislavery Literature

Footsteps Magazine: African American Heritage

Genealinks.com

Gullah Net

Hinson's Afrocentric Resource Guide

The Large Slaveholder Project

The Lesson Plan Page

Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
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