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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Documenting the Enslaved in Your Family Tree

Presenter: Crista Cowan


Sponsored by Lorilee Wagner

Do you have ancestors who were slaveholders? While researching their lives, have you found references to those they enslaved? We will share some best practices for documenting the existence of those who were enslaved to make them more findable by their descendants.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records
Focus:
African-American, USA