To kick off Black History Month, Henry Louis Gates, host of the PBS series Finding Your Roots, will be answering genealogy questions on a blog called The Root.
In the first article, Gates writes, "Genealogy has given me and the guests of my PBS series such enormous satisfacton that we at The Root wanted to perform a public service and help the readers find their roots as well. To help other people to discover their own ancestors, I'll answer two to three of your questions about how to trace your own roots. Answers will be provided in consultation with a board of genealogy experts that includes experts from the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Send your questions to TracingYourRoots@theroot.com."
You can read Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s articles and answers at http://www.theroot.com/views/how-do-i-trace-my-native-american-granddad.