Slave Ancestral Research: It's Something Else


Written as the author's research was conducted, the text provides not only a fascinating account of one particular search, but also gives hints and guidelines on how to search for slave ancestors and their slave owners. It explains the information to be found in libraries, courthouses, cemeteries, and other archives, as well as identifying the records generated by slave-holding families and how to find slave-holding families. This book contains over one hundred documents which illustrate how the author found the names of her slave ancestors and the surnames of the slave owners. Slave lists are included from four Georgia counties: Warren, Baldwin, Talbot, and Taylor. A bibliography, notes, and a fullname index add to the value of this work.

Mary L. Jackson Fears

(1995), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 290 pp.

ISBN: 9780788402005