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Family Reunion Planning Guides 

  • Beasley, Donna. The Family Reunion Planner. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
    The Family Reunion Planner by Donna BeasleyProvides advice on organizing a family reunion, including finances, communications, record keeping, making arrangements, entertainment, considerations for the day of the event, and preserving family history, with special suggestions for African American families (Amazon.com).

  • Williams, Krystal. How to Plan Your African-American Family Reunion. Citadel Trade, 2000.
    All the guidance readers will need for planning a perfect family reunion, from the simplest to the most elaborate

Genealogy Websites

Genealogy Books

  • Burroughs, Tony. Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree. Fireside, 2001.
    Black Roots by Tony BurroughsHighlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history (Amazon.com).

  • Woodtor, Dee Parmer. Finding a Place Called Home : A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity. Random House, 1999.
    Finding a Place Called Home by Dee Parmer WoodtorA detailed and easily accessible guide. Focuses on finding information from the Reconstruction era, locating military records from the Civil War, and analyzing the schedules of slave owners, old newspaper notices, and county registers to trace ancestors who lived as slaves (Amazon.com).


  • National Council of Negro Women. The Black Family Reunion Cookbook : Recipes and Food Memories. Fireside, 1993.
    Inspired by The Black Family Reunion Celebrations held in seven cities across America every summer, contains more than 250 recipes from home kitchens across America seasoned with warm memories and "homemade love." (Amazon.com)

  • Tillery, Carolyn Quick. The African-American Heritage Cookbook: Traditional Recipes and Fond Remembrances from Alabama's Renowned Tuskegee Institute. Birch Lane, 1997.
    The African American Heritage Cookbook by Carolyn Tillery
    Includes memories and literary passages that evince the spirit of Tuskegee and complement more than two hundred traditional recipes with pictorial accounts, personal vignettes, and poetry (Amazon.com).



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