Beyond Our Borders
The African trans-Atlantic slave trade that began in the 1500s has created a global African diaspora which to this day makes the task of researching our ancestors a real challenge. The very nature of the slavery that ensued has impacted us deeply when we learn about the horror, pain and suffering both physical and emotional that our ancestors endured.
While conducting their family research, our members make discoveries that have directed their search beyond the U.S. borders into Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and Asia, and everything from the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia to the Jamaican Maroons is being researched.
Here are some helpful links you can use in your research: