Boston’s Museum of African American History Program September 9th

This just in from the New England Chapter of AAHGS regarding a program on September 9th at the Museum of African American History on Joy Street:

In Search of Your African American Roots – An introduction to research methods and sources for African American and Cape Verdean family research. Topics include Collecting Family Traditions and Records, Researching Pre-Civil War Records for Enslaved and Free Persons of Color. Participants will learn about websites, databases and digital collections for researching African American families. Our speaker will be genealogist Mary Blauss Edwards of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Ms. Edwards has degrees from Brown University and Northeastern University. Her interests include New England genealogy, African American genealogy, Boston Irish, and gravestones and cemeteries.  This program is in collaboration with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

RSVP: 617-725-0022 ext. 14 or rsvp@maah.org

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Footnote.com and Lowcountry Africana Publish Slave Records

South Carolina estate and bills of sale from 1732 -1872 are coming online. So far, only three percent are actually available online for free at Footnote.com.

You can read the entire story here at FamilyTreeMagazine:
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In addition to the article are some informative links for help with researching your African American ancestors.