Genealogy is not for the faint at heart, it requires patience,
perseverance and prayer. The journey and its rewards are worth it. Genealogy is
important for everyone not just African Americans, it allows you to uncover your
history, to discover your ancestors and understand their legacy. It also helps
you determine what type of legacy you want to leave for your descendants, your
children, your cousins, your siblings. Whether your family was free or slaves
your history is not lost, it will just take some additional detective work to
find your roots.