African-American Genealogy Research

There’s no question that an enormous brick wall faces most African-American researchers because of the lack of readily available information especially in the lack of census records during the era of slavery.

Kimberly Powell of Genealogy has listed her top ten online sites for African-American genealogy research at this link:

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  1. Fayette County Genealogical Society

    Invites you to attend!


    Saturday October 22, 2011

    9am to 4pm

    Exhibit Hall

    Fayette County Fairgrounds

    You are invited to an upcoming family history fair in October. This will give visitors a chance to find out about their family trees while spotlighting resources many don’t know exists.

    Whether you come as a visitor or plan to have a booth, we hope to see you there. There is no cost involved and all you need is a table, your booth supplies ( business cards, brochures, maps, literature, etc) to give to the public. Decorating your booth would be a great idea!

    We would like to include you(r) group. This is a great way to get your name out there, sell your product and let the public know who and what you are about and at the same time helping us support cultural heritage. We advertise in over 30 newspapers to help spread the word. It is free to attend and there is no cost for a booth. Space is limited so book early.

    This is for the whole community. Anybody, anywhere. It doesn’t matter what denomination they are.

    Classes for beginners, family history buffs and everyone else in between will be offered at the one-day event.

    Six Speakers:

    Ella Sheffied- Beginning Genealogy – 9am

    Kay Marburger–Quilting and the Genealogy Connection-10 am

    Charles English- The Journey Continues-11am

    Ella Sheffiield-Southern Trails-1pm

    Vickie Vogel -Jewish Businesses in Early LaGrange-2pm

    Lois Rodgers-Life is Like That-3pm

    Exibits by:

    Genealogical , Historical and Cultural groups!

    La Grange Libary

    Smithville Chamber of Commerce

    Flatonia Chamber of Commerce

    Czech Society


    Smithville Genealogy Society

    Smithville Historical Society

    Tree of Remembrance Ornament Sales

    African-American Museum of Round Top

    Connorsville Primitive Basptist Church

    African-American Pioneers of Fayette County

    Von Rosenberg Family History Booth

    FCGS Copy and Scan Booth

    Ella Sheffield Book Sale

    German Texans Booth

    Clayton Friends of the Library

    Smithville NSDAR

    French Simpson Library

    Stanzel Museum

    Marie Watts- Book Sales

    Faison Home

    Old Homestead Publishing

    Victoria Genealogy Society

    Texas State Genealogical Society

    Fayette Co Tex Gen Web


    Snack Booth

    Door Prizes

    Email for booth registration form to :

    Connie Sneed

    President Fayette County Genealogical Society

    979-968-4963(leave message)

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