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Thursday, August 24, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

M.L. King Branch will be CLOSED, Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28, 2017

M.L. King Branch will be closed due to air conditioning and ventilation system repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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African American Genealogy Pathfinder

The African American Genealogy Pathfinder was created to help those who want to search for their African American ancestors but do not know where or how to begin.

The resources found on the pages of this pathfinder—Getting Started, Reference Tools, History, Vital Records, Organizations, Additional Resources—were put together using the availability of sources at the Milwaukee Public Library. The tools on these pages are starting points and by no means conclusive.

For more information visit the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room located in the Central Library.

The African American Genealogy Pathfinder is presented in cooperation with the author, Kimberly Tomlinson, copyright 2005.