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Don't know where to begin? These books and Web sites will get you started. Be sure to also check out the AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES Web site for more genealogy and African-American history resources.



Ancestry.com: Family History Just for Kids
http://www.ancestry.com/bgca
Developed especially for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America but accessible to anyone, this site is full of activities and resources to help you get started with your family history.

GeneaLinks: A Marriage Records Database
http://genealinks.com/
A comprehensive site that contains databases for marriage records and surname registries, the GeneaLinks Web site also contains a directory of both well-known and lesser-known history and genealogy sites.

Genealogy Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree
http://tonyburroughs.com/_wsn/page5.html
The Web site of internationally-known genealogist and author Tony Burroughs gives users eight helpful tips on how to begin researching their family history.

WorldGenWeb for Kids
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wgwkids/
Designed especially for kids 18 and under, this site has a moderator who can answer your genealogy questions.

USGenWeb Kidz
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgwkidz/
Useful links to printable forms and other Web sites, email groups to join for genealogy updates, and a Q & A section make this site extremely informative.

The USF Africana Heritage Project (Univ of South Florida)
http://www.africanaheritage.com/
A site dedicated to "rediscover[ing] precious records that document the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants," AfricanaHeritage.com offers aspiring genealogists dozens of helpful links and interesting stories.

NativeWeb -- genealogy resources database
http://www.nativeweb.org/resources/
genealogy_tracing_roots_/

NativeWeb offers students a database containing "thousands of resources in dozens of categories, searchable by nation, geographic locale and thematic content." It also offers a search engine to find relevant books and music.

Family Tree Magazine
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/
101sites/2005/index.asp

Offering hundreds of Web sites categorized for easy searching, FamilyTreeMagazine.com also offers such useful tools as ancestor charts and research worksheets.





CREATING JUNIOR GENEALOGISTS: TIPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILY HISTORY FUN
Karen Frisch (MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004)

THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR ANCESTORS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO UNCOVERING YOUR FAMILY'S HISTORY
Maureen Taylor (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY TREE: ONLINE AND OFF-LINE GENEALOGY FOR KIDS
Ira Wolfman (Workman Publishing Company, 2002)

THE FAMILY TREE DETECTIVE: CRACKING THE CASE OF YOUR FAMILY'S STORY
Ann Douglas (Owl Books, 1999)

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY
Anne E. Johnson and Adam Merton Cooper (Oryx Press, 1995)

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO MEXICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY
George Ryskamp and Peggy Ryskamp (Oryx Press, 1996)

A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY
E. Barrie Kavasch (Oryx Press, 1996)


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