Finding a Name: Why Probate Records Are a Gold Mine for African Americans

Source: Finding a Name: Why Probate Records Are a Gold Mine for African Americans

From Ancestry.com:

“More than 170 million pages of probate records were recently posted on Ancestry. Many of these records can help descendants of the nearly 90 percent of the enslaved African American population in 1860 discover the names of some of their enslaved ancestors, who can be extremely difficult to find.”

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