Center for Family History
For far too long, African American family histories have been obscured and buried. But there are records to trace and stories to uncover.
Read about the latest news from the Center for Family History and learn about efforts to preserve African American community and family history.
Announcing Black History Month Virtual Programming
Register for Four Free African American Genealogy Seminars in February!
Resources for Documenting the Atlantic Slave Trade in Charleston
Gather Records in Your Home or a Relative’s Home
Family History: Starting Easy
Wayne OBryant Tells of His Family’s Relationship with Rev. Simon Miller (1819-1875)
How I Found Laura Johnson (abt. 1864-1927) and Who She Married
Discovering Historical Records Up Close and Personal
Supporting IAAM Supports the Center for Family History
The Center for Family History is a one-of-a-kind resource that’s home to a robust collection of photos, records, archival tools, and the largest collection of United States Colored Troop records outside of the National Archives. By supporting the International African American Museum, you help ensure that every story can be told, including those uncovered by the Center for Family History. Together, with your help, we will reconnect people with their history—and secure it for generations to come.