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Tony Burroughs

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Burroughs lives in Chicago.

Biography: Tony Burroughs is founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. He lectures throughout the United States on all aspects of genealogy, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Professional Genealogists, Illinois State Genealogical Society as well as other state and national boards. The National Genealogical Society has also presented him with their Distinguished Service Award.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Tony Burroughs on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Black roots :
ISBN: 0684847043 OCLC: 45068561

Fireside Book, New York : ©2001.

"In Black Roots", Tony Burroughs--who traced his own family back seven generations--addresses the particular obstacles African Americans face in genealogical research, including the legacy of slavery and segregation. Burroughs describes what types of records to look for, where to find them, and how to analyze them. He offers problem-solving techniques, and tips on organizing records, interviewing family members, and writing the history itself. Maps. Documents.