African American Resource Center
New Orleans Public Library

African American Genealogical Research in New Orleans
Computers, Networking, the Internet and a Few Last Words

Many genealogists are surfing the Internet to correspond and network with other genealogists around the world. These links and connections are extremely important to the African American researcher since there are so few published family histories for Louisianans of African descent. If you have access to the Internet, there are several genealogical bulletin boards to send out queries for those seeking information on families which they are researching. Make sure you use the general genealogical bulletin boards as well as those geared especially towards African Americans.

Computers and software are also important for storing your family information. There are several computer software programs which you can use to store information on your family. This will help you to organize your research and can cut down on copies of documents and related material.


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