A Dream Delivered:

A Dream Delivered:

The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson

The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson

In partnership with Paramount, Ancestry® is proud to present a family reunion over a century in the making.

In partnership with Paramount, Ancestry® is proud to present a family reunion over a century in the making.

Embark on your own
family history journey.

Embark on your
own family history
journey.

Embark on your own family history journey.

Embark on your own
family history journey.

Embark on your own family history journey.

Here’s what you may discover.

Here’s what you may discover.

Here’s what you may discover.

Ready to get started? The first step is to build your FREE family tree.

Ready to get started? The first
step is to build your FREE family tree.

Ready to get started? The first step is to build your FREE family tree.

Once you have started your tree, search for family members using the 1950 U.S. Federal Census.

Once you have started your tree, search for family
members using the 1950 U.S. Federal Census.

Once you have started your tree, search for family members using the 1950 U.S. Federal Census.

Black history is American history.

Black history is American history.

Find out how your ancestors helped to shape this nation.

Find out how your ancestors helped to shape this nation.

African Americans have a distinguished history of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 350,000 Black servicemen and women fought in WWI and 20 years later, two and a half million registered and over one million served in WWII.
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The Great Migration was a mass movement of approximately six million Southern Black people to the North and West between 1910 and 1970. This migration fueled the economic growth of our auto industry, the uptick in manufacturing jobs, and the expansion of American railroads.
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The U.S. census has been taken every ten years from 1790 to today, and these records can hold significant details about your ancestors’ lives. You may find personal information like names of household members, birthplaces, occupations, and more.
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African Americans have a distinguished history of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. More than 350,000 Black servicemen and women fought in WWI and 20 years later, two and a half million registered and over one million served in WWII.
Search Military records

The Great Migration was a mass movement of approximately six million Southern Black people to the North and West between 1910 and 1970. This migration fueled the economic growth of our auto industry, the uptick in manufacturing jobs, and the expansion of American railroads.
Search U.S. City Directories

The U.S. census has been taken every ten years from 1790 to today, and these records can hold significant details about your ancestors’ lives. You may find personal information like names of household members, birthplaces, occupations, and more.
Search Census and Voter Lists

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Ready to dig deeper into your family history?

Ready to dig deeper into your family history?

Ready to dig deeper into your family history?

The Freedmen’s Bureau records are one of the most important collections for Black family history.

The Freedmen’s Bureau records are one of the most
important collections for Black family history.

The Freedmen’s Bureau records are one of the most important collections for Black family history.

We’ve heard some amazing stories.

We’ve heard some amazing stories.

We’ve heard some amazing stories.

AncestryDNA® provides a detailed view of your African ethnicity

 

Discover your origins from over 1,500 regions around the world—including 13 distinct regions across Africa and over 90 African American and Afro-Caribbean communities. By connecting you to the places your ancestors once lived, AncestryDNA® can help you grow your family tree and provide a more complete picture of your past.

AncestryDNA® provides a detailed view of your African ethnicity.

 

Discover your origins from over 1,500 regions around the world—including 13 distinct regions across Africa and over 90 African American and Afro-Caribbean communities. By connecting you to the places your ancestors once lived, AncestryDNA® can help you grow your family tree and provide a more complete picture of your past.