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Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide
     

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

by David T Thackery
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916489908
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Finding Your Ancestors Series
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
295,052
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.42(d)

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