Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

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Ancestry Publishing, 2000 - History - 152 pages
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Although the search for African American ancestry prior to the Civil War is challenging, the difficulties are not always insurmountable. Finding Your African American Ancestors takes you through your ancestors' transition from slavery to freedom, and helps you find them using the federal census, plantation records, and other helpful sources. The book also considers ways to locate runaway slave advertisements, to identify an ancestor's military regiment, and to access the valuable information from The Freedman's Savings and Trust records.
 

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Contents

NARA Records of the Freedmans Savings and Trust Company 22
2
Northern Routes of The Underground Railroad 184060
4
1860 Census Slave Schedule for Newton County Georgia
7
Detail of a financial and legal ledger
8
Detail of a farmers account book
11
Page from the Templeman and Goodwin Slave Ledger 18491857
14
Stagecoach Mary Fields
17
1865 Freedmens Agreement from Brookhaven Mississippi
18
Marriage license filed in 1911
20
Depositors Freedmans Savings and Trust Company
23
Former Slave Who Enlisted in the Union ArmyCivil War
26
African American Case Studies
41
Slave Narratives
65
Additional African American Sources
95
Internet Sources
147
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