Smith County, Texas
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East Texas Genealogical Society
African-American Lumberman: Their Homes and Families (ca.1908) (East Texas)
African-American Resources in the Tyler Public Library
Apprentice Records - Smith County, Texas -1867-1870
Black Genealogy and the African American Museum: A Common Mission by Theodore M. Lawe, Curator/Archivist/ Historian, The A. C. McMillan African American Museum, Emory, TX (Presentation at ETGS, Tyler, TX, 8 Feb 2003)
BORN IN SLAVERY: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
CEMETERIES - Predominantly African American
CHURCHES in Smith County and nearby!
Freedman's Bureau Report of an Inspection of the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, Walker County - Smith County People.
MEDICAL RECORDS - Dr. Samuel Overton treated many African American citizens living in and around the pioneer community of Omen, Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century. Click on Medical Records for a full listing of all patients. African American patients are identified in the "Status" column by "f" (indicating freedman or freedwoman) or "c" (indicating colored).
PERSONAL HOME PAGES
Texas College, Vesper Exercises, July 25, 1948
SLAVES - Named in Smith County Records
TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
EXCELLENT HELP FROM OTHER SOURCES
African-American Griots A website that is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of their African-American ancestry by being a central depository for African-American records of historical proportion. Texas specific.
Cyndi's List of African-American Links
Introduction to African-American Genealogy - About Genealogy Site
Texas Slavery Project
- seeks to recover the names and biographical
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