The Era of Slavery: Analysis of the Records Created

2016 Summer Workshop Series 

Part 1 – Analysis of Slave Records

Aaron Dorsey, facilitated a hands on workshop demonstrating how to analyze slave records.

Part 2 – Analysis Probate Records

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG(SM), facilitated a hands on workshop using a  case study to demonstrate analyzing the probate process and the records involved.  Probate documents can be a goldmine for African Americans researching their enslaved ancestors! But if you are unsure of the answers to any of these questions, you may not be taking full advantage of the gold nuggets hidden in probate records.