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African-American Families Project

We have been working to dramatically improve the coverage of African Americans on the Family Tree as a way to create new discovery experiences. We used an automated tool to add over six million African Americans to the Family Tree as family unity using data from the 1900 and 1910 US Census. We have been working with volunteers to connect these individuals to their extended family members using record hints and public member trees on other websites. The best way to help with this project is to invite African Americans in our community to set up a free FamilySearch account and add in what they know about their family. They will likely quickly connect with some of the families that we have added to the Family Tree.