Researching the history of African American families can be complicated. With families once enslaved, the task involves tracing the family back in public records, identifying the last known slave holder, and then researching the slaveholder’s history to continue to document the family. However, one major story is often overlooked. The story of how freedom came to the family is the one story untold. This webinar will illustrate methods of discovering that missing story, and how to find clues when the ancestors left no stories behind.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on July 16, 2014. 1 hour 30 minutes plus 6 pages of handouts. The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership