When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s like winning the lottery jackpot. It’s the holy grail. The idea of it seems so impossible, it brings to mind an image of Don Quixote fighting windmills – well, it does to my literary mind at any rate. Thanks […]
This past May I wrote a post about New York City finally acknowledging that Wall Street was once the site of a Slave Market from1711 to 1762. Below is what the city put up to share some of the history of the Slave Market on Wall Street.
Originally posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter:Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1833. Those who had owned slaves were compensated at the time for their financial losses when they lost their slaves. Historians from University College London (UCL) have catalogued the 46,000 British subjects who were compensated by the British government…
This blog has some great information on how to research your slave ancestry. For those who are researching slave ancestry are familiar with the challenges. It is critical to know where to locate records and know what records you are looking for. I always suggest when you are researching any ancestor that you develop a […]