Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) has not received any gifts yet
Hi All! A bit of information about me. I've been researching my family tree since I was 11 or 12 years old. It wasn't until 5 years later when I started online on the AOL Golden Gates Forum in 1994 (as Erinf5119) before I was really able to do anything with the information I had.
I have my BA in history from NC State University here in Raleigh and also my MA in archival management. In 2008 I received my MLS (Masters of Library Science) and currently work as a librarian even though archives is where my heart is at. I've given many talks about preservation of genealogy documents and photos and have started up a group on the topic here.
I also am currently doing research on free African Americans in antebellum NC (hence the screen name freeaainnc, hehe) and at the moment focused on the Pettiford surname. On my website below, I have transcribed some documents I've come across and will continue to do so (I have copies of about 500 documents, primarily relating to the Bass, Chavis, Mayo, Pettiford, and Spelman families).
http://www.gendepository.com - surnames Barringer, Black, Bradford, Coventry, Eller, Hackett, Hupp, and Kern, as well as a slave depository and 3 articles I've written: "Counting Cousins," "Census Research: Facts, Tips, and Tricks," and "Preserving Your Genealogy Documents and Photographs for Future Generations."
http://www.ncalhn.org - A page for general NC research
http://www.freeaainnc.com - Page for my research on free African Americans in antebellum NC. I use this page to post transcriptions of documents I've found during my research.
http://freeeaainnc.blogspot.com - This is my blog, which I use in conjunction with the site above; the purpose of this blog is to put the documents I find about free African Americans in antebellum NC in context of what was going on in NC at the time.
The State Library of NC is undergoing a project to transcribe and digitize family Bibles in NC and needs our help. If you are interested in helping, please see the following blog post for more information:
Please feel free to pass this information on to those who may be interested!