by Washington Post onMarch 25, 2012
Both Rep. John Lewis and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker both faced the unexpected in a new PBS series.
Two Black Leaders' Family Roots Revealed
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onMarch 20, 2012
Henry Louis Gates Jr. tracked down the revealing story of her paternal ninth great-grandmother.
January 6, 2012
Local archives and libraries are great resources for African-American genealogy research.
November 25, 2011
By attending, you can benefit your family-ancestry research in many ways.
November 10, 2011
Don't overlook two important tools for finding your family roots: message boards and email lists.
October 26, 2011
African Americans can do a surprising amount of online genealogical research at no cost.
May 31, 2011
The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., introduces our Roots section, where you can get advice on researching your family history.
May 31, 2011
In an episode of African-American Lives that originally aired on PBS in 2009, Tina Turner learns about her family's origins as sharecroppers.
May 26, 2011
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s passion for genealogy manifested itself in four PBS series. It brought such enormous satisfaction that we at The Root wanted to perform a public service and help the readers find their roots as well. Send your questions to tracingyourroots.com.
March 22, 2011
Get inspired -- and pick up some tips -- by reading the personal stories of other African-American family researchers.
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