Ancestry.com beefs up African-American online history resources





PROVO, Utah -— In celebration of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world's largest online resource for family history, announced the launch of the largest collection of African-American family history records available and searchable online.

The collection, which represents the 19th and early 20th centuries, features more than 55 million black family history records that collectively dispel the common misconception that very few historical records were kept for African Americans and that tracing African-American ancestry is virtually impossible.

“The power and depth of this collection speaks directly to the misperceptions of black family research, offering hope that transcends time and inspires every generation,”said Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of The Generations Network, parent company of Ancestry.com.

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