AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

African-American? How? If America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci (an Italian) and Africa was named for Scipio Africanus (another Italian), then an African American must be a slave . . . twice over! If a son receives his surname from his father then clearly something has gone terribly wrong regarding this people's identity.

African-American? How? If America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci (an Italian) and Africa was named for Scipio Africanus (another Italian), then an African American must be a slave . . . twice over! If a son receives his surname from his father then clearly something has gone terribly wrong regarding this people's identity.

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

“How Blacks have Irish Last Names”

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

Donyale Luna, the first African-American Cover Girl and is also considered one of the first Black supermodels.

Donyale Luna, the first African-American Cover Girl and is also considered one of the first Black supermodels.

He is believed to be one of the earliest African Americans to receive a commission as a deputy U.S. marshal.

He is believed to be one of the earliest African Americans to receive a commission as a deputy U.S. marshal.

The 1866 Cohabitation Registers can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestry in the former slave states.  Amongst other items,

Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb.

The 1866 Cohabitation Registers can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestry in the former slave states. Amongst other items,

African American Celebrity Diva's | Eva changed her surname to Marcille and fired Tyra Banks as her ...

55 Incredible Short Bob Hairstyles & Haircuts With Bangs

Donyale Luna (born Peggy Ann Freeman), model & actress. She was the 1st African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. Despite the parentage stated on her birth certificate, she insisted that her biological father's surname was Luna and that her mother was Indigenous Mexican and of Afro-Egyptian lineage. Her sister described her as "a very weird child, even from birth, living in a wonderland, a dream," routinely creating fantasies about her background & herself. R.I.P.

Donyale Luna (born Peggy Ann Freeman), model & actress. She was the 1st African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. Despite the parentage stated on her birth certificate, she insisted that her biological father's surname was Luna and that her mother was Indigenous Mexican and of Afro-Egyptian lineage. Her sister described her as "a very weird child, even from birth, living in a wonderland, a dream," routinely creating fantasies about her background & herself. R.I.P.

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