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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Slave records
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:38:17 EDT
In a message dated 6/7/2010 02:23:50 Eastern Standard Time,
When I find slave records I like to get them out for people to find,
That's great. Good for you.
Years ago I extracted and posted slave information on the appropriate
sites. Their records were so hidden among other unrelated records that it was
a treasure to find one. Now I'm finding books of information, but I'm
still extracting what I can of slave information.
The 1920 and 1930 censuses "back home" had several black families that I
knew little about and many were 1917 veterans. I extracted the information
on the coal miners, then named the few remaining families who actually
supported the mines in some way or another, teachers, store keepers, etc.
The Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., PA historical site published both
I helped one poster find her black miner grandfather's ("born somewhere")
state of birth. That made my work worth while.
I isolated the Polish and Hungarian workers' names and placed on the
appropriate sites. One man picked up one of the groups and published it in his
Maybe I should do the same for the black workers.