Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we will be focusing on African American Genealogy Sources and Medina County African Americans of Note.

The following resources are offering free access to these African American genealogical sources for the month of February:
Black History Collection - Free Access

Fold3 is offering free access to:

  • "Colored" Troop Service Records
  • Court Slave Records
  • Amistad Records
  • Slave Registry
  • Anti-Slavery Records
Ohio Memory

The Ohio History Connection is offering free access to their Siebert Collection:
For those who don't know, Prof. Wilbur H. Siebert spent a large portion of his life documenting the Underground Railroad system in Ohio and was the foremost expert on the subject.

Mapping The Freedmen's Bureau

Mapping the Freedmens Bureau gives advice on how to search the Freedmens Bureau for information on African Americans in the years right after the Civil War.

Ancestry has launched an African American Research Center and access is free for this month:

Just a reminder that you don't have to have African American ancestry to benefit from these records, Aboltionists, UGRR stops and bankers names also show up in these records.

Happy Researching!!

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