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African American Genealogy

This group is for all topics relating to researching African-American genealogy.

Members: 103
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2022

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Comment by Tina Jackson on April 9, 2019 at 8:19pm

Hi, my name is Tina Jackson and live in Indianapolis.  I have been actively researching my family's history for the last 10 years.  I am searching for information on the Thompson and Woodson families in Harden and LaRue counties in KY.

I look forward to collaborating with all of you!

Comment by George Geder on September 27, 2010 at 10:06am
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Comment by Edward Adams on July 29, 2010 at 1:28pm
Hi, my name is Edward Adams and I live in Illinois. I am still learning. I have been doing family history research since May 1973. Part of my research focuses on slaves, plantations, and plantation owners. Some of the southern plantation owners freed their slaves, helped them to buy land in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Many of the freed slaves were children of the plantation owners.
Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on June 29, 2010 at 7:19am
I am interested in the subject due to my gr gr grandfather, John Rush Goff, being a slave owner in Tucker county VA (now WV). I've been trying to find information on his slaves after they were freed. Were there any lists made of slaves as they were freed?
Comment by Clyde Vanderhorst on May 10, 2010 at 9:28am
Hi, I am researching in South Carolina in the following counties : Charleston, Georgetown, Berkeley,and Clarendon. These are some names I am researching Vanderhorst, Vandross, Murray, Simmons, and Major. It is great to be a part of this group.
Comment by Lisa Landrum on April 19, 2010 at 3:24pm
Welcome Earnest! Where in Tennessee are you researching? I no longer live in TN but I do visit from time to time and love helping people out with research when I can. My area of research in TN is primarily in Rutherford County with some research in Sumner and Washington Counties. My family now lives mainly in Memphis and there are great TN research resources there.
Comment by earnest charles williams on April 10, 2010 at 9:16am
Hi everyone my name is Earnest, I'm here to learn how its done from you guys. I'd also like any help any of yyou could give. I hope to correspond with those of you in the state of tenn. I have very little info but at least its a start. Looking for Fullers and Parkers. That all for now,Thanks.
Comment by Sharon G. Holmes on March 24, 2010 at 1:52pm
I am very excited to join this group!
Comment by Jean Hyde on November 11, 2009 at 7:46pm
I found some information that might help someone in their
research. On the Rusk County, Texas website, there is information
on a slave owner by the name of Taylor E. Kennard. The title is Kennard Slaves,
Age of slaves are recorded in Papa's Book. Papa was Taylor Elijah Kennard(born in
Picken County, AL) It contains the name of the slaves, birth year and place with death year.
There is a copy of document on the site.
The website address is
Comment by Lowcountry Africana on October 20, 2009 at 10:57pm
New in Michael Hait's Lowcountry Africana Resource Library: Corroborating Evidence

In Michael Hait's previous entry of his column, he examined the Freedmen's Bank deposit slip for an African-American man named Robert S. Tarleton. In his latest article, Michael examines federal census records to learn more information on Robert Tarleton and his family.

First, he considers the source on its own merits, just as he did previously with the Bank record. then, he compares the information in the census to the information in the Freedmen's Bank record. Learn how to apply this research method to your own family research:

Michael Hait's Lowcountry Africana Resource Library: Corroborating ...

Be sure to visit Michael's Resource Library for sound advice on how to conduct an ancestor search in the Lowcountry!

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