Published by AncestryBlog: Finding a Name: Why Probate Records Are a Gold Mine for African Americans

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Juliana Szucs, Family Historian for Ancestry Family historians tracing black family ancestries love wills and probate records. Why? Because these seemingly dry and bloodless documents are full of priceless information about our enslaved African American ancestors. Probate records document what people owned, who they loved, and what was…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/12/finding-a-name-why-probate-records-are-a-gold-mine-for-african-americans/

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