Finding a Place Called Home: A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity
by Dee Parmer Wooter
Review by a purchaser;
For any one researching African American genealogy, "Finding A Place Called Home" is a must read, simply because of the fact that before 1870, African Americans were not listed in federal censuses (the most accessable (sic) resource available to the African American Researcher) by name, but rather as property, the same as a horse, cow or pig. "Finding A Place Called Home" introduces the researcher to many other forms of records that tell the story of the life of the African American before the emancipation proctlimation (sic).
Even for some one who may not be interested in family research, this book is a bright light on a dark path for any one who would like to know what the life of their ancestors was like , whether their ancestors were property owners or property of the owners, I recomment (sic) this book as a healing aid for the uncontented souls.