The Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society

The Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society


"The connection to yesterday"

African American Genealogy
Part I: The Adventure Begins

This blog series provides information on how to conduct family research - with a special focus on the challenges that apply for African Americans. Our goal is to help you appreciate history and learn how to research your family history. Join us for an adventure that is sure to last a lifetime!


African American Genealogy
Part II: You as the Center of the Universe

If you are interested in genealogy, know that effective research entails commitment. It is a long term journey with many twists and turns. If you are to succeed, you will need a road map. And that road map begins with you.


African American Genealogy
Part IV: How far back can you go?


African American Genealogy
Part V: How did we get here?