African-American Heritage

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About African American Heritage

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. It provides users a dedicated resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research; but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

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  • A user-friendly interface that combines the best elements of our award-winning HeritageQuest® Online database with new, enhanced navigation. and tools Primary sources devoted specifically to African American family history, including census records, vital records, free(d) and slave records, church records, legal records, and more. 
  • The newest primary source collections include North Carolina and West Virginia marriage records, North Carolina cohabitation records, and the U.S. Colored Troops Records, 1861-1865. 
  • Exclusive access to an updated, online edition of Black Genesis—an exhaustive guide that makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free blacks easier. 
  • Exclusive partnership with AfriGeneas—recognized as a leading social networking site devoted to African American genealogy—that provides direct access to expert advice, moderated forums, chats, mailing lists, surname registry, and more.
  1. Library

    Physical Address
    201 W Fisher Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144

    Phone: 704-216-8228
    Fax: 704-216-8237