Researching My African American Ancestors

Program Type:

Genealogy, Older Adults



Program Description

Event Details

When researching African American ancestors, the first question asked by many is “once you get to the 1870 Census where do I look?” The goal of this talk is to discuss a deeper dive into records and other documents available to locate African Americans prior to the civil war. One of the eight great grandparent branches of my family tree will be used as a case study.

The talk will provide some answers to the following:

What records are available to find slave holders?

Are there documents specific to the enslaved?

What are the “Black Laws”?

Can I get more family history information using DNA?

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