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What is The Slave Name Roll Project?
During Black History Month in 2015 a Facebook group of Genealogy Bloggers began the Slave Name Roll Project with five contributions. The project objective is to record information about named slaves whenever and where ever they may be found so that African-American genealogists and family historians may break through the wall that is the 1870 census. Documents such as wills and other probate records, bills of sale, court cases and newspaper advertisements for run away slaves are often rich sources of information.
We hope you will consider making contributions to this project as you find source documents which name slaves in your research. Simply, leave a comment on any post. Please include the following information:
Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
Name of the slave owner
Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
Date and location of the source information
Thank you for your contributions!
If you have a success using this project in finding your enslaved ancestors we hope you will share that success with us by leaving a comment.
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