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UpFront with NGS Slavery in America and the World History

UpFront with NGS Slavery in America and the World History


Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline) -- FREE Access

Our inbox has been full of news about exciting databases where we can learn more about slaves – where they are buried, who owned them and much more.

Libraries + Historypin Mapping the History of Rural America

Runaway Slave Advertisements -- Invaluable to descendants of the slaves & their former owners

Burial grounds of enslaved African Americans are disappearing from the American landscape, taking with them history, heritage and a people's place in the ...

I always hate to hear about the loss of history – be it documents, memories, stories, buildings, communities, and more.

Taverns or related always have a fond place in my heart and it's not because I've spent a lot of time in them. It's because it's the one bit of history I ...

Though not common -- rare documentary treasures are found in unexpected places

24 March 2017

To kick off African American History Month, we'll first talk about the Library of Virginia (LVA).

Slave and Free States (US) Through History

Slave Ads -- New Database Coming from Cornell

Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal

Slaves did not always want to remain on the plantation or on the most recent plantation where they found themselves either to resist slavery, or, ...

That search was easy, of course, thanks to mobile apps that offer concise and useful information about restaurants and businesses.

Since African American history is a required component in the New York State social studies curriculum for certain grades, the side also has a selection of ...

17 February 2017

Untangling the #genealogy of the former slave holder and enslaved: http://

Virginia Reenslavement Petitions – A Little Known Bit of History

Explore the Fold3 Black History Collection for FREE (Feb 2017)

UpFront with NGS: Birth Dates Suggest What Wars an Ancestor May Have Fought In!

This database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African ...

... Libraries have a unique trade catalog collection that includes about 10,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating from 1830 to the present. Many of the trade ...

It's Fall – Time to Garden – What Seeds Might Our Ancestors Have Planted?

Freedmen's Bureau Records -- Volunteer indexing effort of 4 million freed slave records underway

Recently on the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) members list there was a discussion about how slaves had been used as collateral with banks ...

Opinions Regarding Slavery: Slave Narratives. 1822-1865 [FREE Access]

If so, he might have been a member of what is now called the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

... past weekend I was in Washington DC and couldn't believe how far along the construction on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book (NGS)

Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) uses Maps (modern and historic)

Though we cannot rewrite history nor go back and abolish the slave trade that existed, documentation about slaves before emancipation can prove ...

Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks … Petitions to Courts, 1775-1867 – a Finding Aid NOT to be Missed!

Golden Rules of Genealogy

The Time is Now to Communicate Your Support For Humanities!

Alabama Media Group Gifts State Archives Millions of Previously Unseen Historical Photos

AncestryDNA Explores Connecting Genetics to Specific Communities and Their Migrations

If this wasn't sufficient to wet our appetite for maps, the current edition of the LOC Magazine (Vol 5 No 5 Sept-Oct 2016) is all about maps!

Cohabitation Records – Invaluable to Documenting Marriages of Those Formerly Enslaved #BlackHistoryMonth

FREE Visualization Tool for American Revolution Sites, Events, and Troop

... is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers.

New digital platform (Umbra) makes black history archives MORE accessible

Arlington , VA , 20 NOVEMBER 2013: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the program for the 2014 Family History Conference is now ...

If you are the only person in your family who has undertaken the mission of exploring your family roots, you know what a lonely pursuit it can be.

New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Premieres 5 March 2017 @wdytya #wdytya

If you research UK ancestry and you like maps, check out the British Library Online Gallery, which has a collection of georeferenced maps.

From 1977 to 2012, she recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history that the Internet Archives plans to make public and searchable. On a related note, ...

Neat Idea -- Book-a-Librarian Service!

In 2016/17, Findmypast will be releasing the largest online collection of US marriage records, spanning centuries of American history and over 100 million " ...

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It won't be long now before RootsTech 2014 is underway, 6-8 February 2014. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is again a proud sponsor of this event.

Patriots of Color Database

Clio -- a smartphone app to share real-time history info as you stand nearby

Now, there is the “Search By Name” option, meaning the names of slaves, where you can limit our search to a particular county within a state.

Just a reminder to check out these types of records. Do recognize that many insurance companies came and went (often decades if not a century ago) and so ...

Just looking at the images, gives us some sense of the popular products of the time period. The collection also gives us a sense of what companies they ...

You Don't Need a Pirate's Map to Discover Genealogical Treasure

It's amazing how you read a FB post or e-mail or just playing around on a website and all of a sudden it makes you think of a resource you've never used ...

African American Heritage Tour: An Education Adventure

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” Carter G.

Open the door to your early New England ancestry for FREE (through 25 October)

Delaware Public Archives Conference featuring Dr. Thomas W. Jones -- Save the Date (4 March 2017)

Crowdsourcing -- making recently unimaginable amounts of information available to us at our finger tips!

Do you know of any other FREE access options as we celebrate African American History Month?

Gift of slaves from Sylvester DUNN to his daughter Mary GAVIN (Amite County MS, 1833)

Going, Going, Gone -- Historic Properties Are Disappearing!

Check out this video about the upcoming NGS Family History Conference #NGS2017GEN

African American Researchers Must Dig Deeper, guest post by Sharon Leslie Morgan

Newspaper + Cemetery = Partnership to Benefit Genealogists

The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S.: 1690-2011

'This is surreal': descendants of slaves and slaveowners meet on US plantation | Descendants, African American history and American history

18th-century French and Spanish records shed new light on United States history

Recommended Reading/Viewing for African American Research, guest post by Sharon Leslie Morgan

CSI: Dixie -- Examining 19th Century South Carolina Violent Deaths

We often discuss getting more youth involved in the fascinating discovery of one's roots! A Bibliography for Young People and Families created by New ...

UpFront with NGS: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline) -- FREE Access | Genealogy | Pinterest | Genealogy

... a new database originating from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "U.S., Definitive List of Slaves and Property, 1827-1828".


Freedmen's Bureau records are “color blind” – why everyone should check these records!

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog, Tech Tuesday: ~ Ya, this is pretty cool!, gives a great overview on how to use this tool.

It's always fun to read about a project and in the process learn a bit of history too!

If you research UK ancestry and you like maps, check out the British Library Online Gallery, which has a collection of georeferenced maps.

African American Genealogy, Fiction Books, Ancestry, Genealogy

“Best of” websites are nice since they give us a chance to review what resources we might be overlooking and confirm those that we are already using.

Volume 103, No.4, December 2015 (PDF 2.8MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of the ...

Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery and photographed more than seventy years after being freed. African American HistoryDallas ...

Genealogists Support Access to State and Local Records

Freedom's Journal, First African-American Owned & Operated Newspaper Published in the US

7 years in the making: Launching our new genealogy research services

The collection was established with the donation of nearly 800 programs to the Chatham County Historical Association by Ms. Annie Ruth Burnette in 2011.

The Allen County Library ( Fort Wayne ) is a massive library chock full of wonderful genealogical treasures. There is a guide written by Harold Henderson, ...

Modern Day Slavery Service (Jupiter in Taurus in the 6th house of service & health

A bit of whimsy and history all rolled into one package. Enjoy The Lonely Row Houses of Baltimore.

Native American Ancestral Research -- Don't Limit Yourself to Federally and State Recognized Tribes!

Quakers & Slavery: 50 shades of grey and then some

NC Runaway Slave Advertisements. African AmericansFamily HistoryAmerican ...