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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Researching black genealogy is not the same as researching white genealogy, either in methodology or sources. Eichholz and Rose, assistant professors at Queens College, City University of New York, and also co-directors of the Ethnic Genealogy Center, are established authors in the field. Eichholz had published The Linville Family in America (1970) and A Second Visit with the Linvilles (1976). Rose has published Tapestry (1979) and Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut 1650-1900 (1980), Together they co-edited the book Black Genesis (1978), rated as one of the best handbooks on the methodology and sources for black genealogy. One of the most formidable tasks in black genealogy is the determination of citizenship status during the slavery period-slave or free. This new index helps anyone doing research related to blacks in the New York area to deal with this aspect.
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