Afri-Quest, The People’s Archive

I have not seen this site before, but it claims to be a collaborative free genealogical information site.  From the website:

Welcome to Afriquest, the free online database for records of African American genealogy and history. Afriquest is a place to share and preserve documents, images and family oral history. Every document, image or story you add to Afriquest will be preserved and will remain free to access, for generations to come.

Everything you share here belongs to you – you may edit your content or remove it at any time. Welcome to YOUR Afriquest: The People’s Archive!

I thought the initial concept was like a wiki, but it appears that the site reviews what is submitted for publication prior to posting.

Has anyone used this site?  I like the basic premise.  Check it out for yourself at http://www.afriquest.com

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African American Genealogy Links Page

I found what appears to be a very comprehensive page of links on African American Genealogy:

http://www.africanaheritage.com/Eleanors_Links.asp

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Digital Library of Georgia Puts Three Historic Newpapers Online Free

From the AfriGeneas site:

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the free online availability of three historic Georgia newspapers: the Macon Telegraph Archive,
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/telegraph, the Columbus Enquirer Archive,http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/enquirer, and the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/milledgeville. Additional newspaper digitization projects are currently underway and will be announced as they become available online. For more information, please contact http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact/.

UNC Chapel Hill Presents African Americans in the South Exhibit

From October 8, 2009 – February 5, 2010, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present an exhibit detailing life and culture of African Americans in the South.  The exhibit is entitled We Shall Not Be Moved:  African Americans in the South, 18th Century to the Present.

The exhibit features newly aquired items and documents never before seen and the release of the online edition of the Guide to African American Resources in the Southern Historical Collection.

The link to the Southern Historical Collection is here:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/index.html

On a related topic – a listing of resources online for North Carolina are located here:

http://www.upress.virginia.edu/epub/pyatt/PyaAfro2.html

Black Abolitionist Papers Now Online

According to the American Library Association’s African American Studies Librarians Section:  Covering the time period between 1830 and 1865, this collection of primary source records “…is the first to comprehensively detail the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War.”

The record set, put online by ProQuest, covers about 15,000 works of approximately 300 Black abolitionists in the U.S., Canada, the British Isles, France, and Germany.  It does not appear that one would be able to access this at home without going through a public library access account or visiting your local library, but it is a great collection and one worth perusing if you have a chance.

The urls are:  http://bap.chadwyck.com and is part of the Black Studies Center at http://bsc.chadwyck.com