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Welcome to the International African American Museum! Advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.

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.

Explore Your Untold Story

Welcome to the Center for Family History, a groundbreaking research center dedicated to assisting individuals, like you, reconnect with their family history and ancestors. Whether you are an experienced genealogist or just getting started on your journey, we’re here to help you find connections to your ancestors and discover more of your story.

Want to visit the Center for Family History? Admission to the museum includes access to the Center, its FamilySearch kiosks, storybooth, and more.

Find your family. Explore our growing collections of historical documents, photos, family histories, and more.

Explore Our Digital Archives

Learn about the many types of historic documents that help build our digital collection and begin preserving your family’s history below.

Contribute Records

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.