Welcome to the Black Family Heritage web site. The primary purpose of this site is to post the ancestors and lineages of  William Young Black (1784-1873).  To help you navigate,  graphics showing major areas you might be interested in perusing have been included.  Also, the front page, or welcome page, is the “HOME.” If while browsing you would like to return to the front page,  just click on the “Black Family” bar at the top of the page and it will return you to the welcome page. As you “mouse over” the categories a window will pop up which provides a brief description of the information posted. Words, sentences, or URL’s, in blue are hyperlinks which will take you to a relative site on the internet.  All searches of the posted information begins with double clicking on a selected category.

I would like to give credit to my Grandson, Joseph Bergen, who took time away from his studies while at Stanford and Harvard Universities to build the themes for my websites and, over the years, provided the necessary support to make my genealogy endeavors so enjoyable. 

Following are explanations for various parts of the Home page:



Posts of prominent families in William Young Black’s lineage.








William Y Black’s lineage includes many early noblemen, four of which has been included on the home page.






This section is dedicated solely to William, his wife Jane, and his four children.








This pop-up shows blogs pertaining to William and Jane’s descendants,  their spouses, and, in some cases, the spouses families.  Blogs are sequenced in a descending order by Last name.






The Tags section is comprised of blogs which have been categorized into special interest groupings.




Following is an illustration of a home page.  As you viewing biographical posts, you will notice a green bar. If you click on the green bar it will link you to the website where you will find pedigrees of over 39,000 family  members. In some cases you will see a second green bar which, when clicked, will take you to the LDS “FamilySearch Tree,” which once there will require an ID and password to access the infomation. in the event you do not have an ID and password, you can obtain one by going to You do not have to be a member of the LDS church to get an ID and password.





last edited by John Black on May 9, 2020