Genealogy Website Shines New Light on African-American Ties to Liberia

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 1, 2010 -- The stories of 15,000+ African-Americans who emigrated to Liberia between 1820 and 1904 are now only a mouse click away, thanks to a just launched website. "Liberianrepatriates.com should prove a boon to scholars and genealogists on both sides of the Atlantic," according to its founder, Prof. C. Patrick Burrowes of Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg. The database lists many individuals who were born in the 1700s - a rare find in black genealogy, Burrowes said. "Even The New York Times - with all its resources and investigative prowess - … [Read more...]