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A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage, Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom

Label
A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage
Title
A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors
Title remainder
how to find and record your unique heritage
Statement of responsibility
Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A guide to tracing one's African-American ancestry features an approach that covers the pre-Civil War era to the present, and includes forms, outlines, maps, and case studies to yield accurate results
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Franklin Carter
Dewey number
929/.1/08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.96
LC item number
.S6514 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Croom, Emily Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage, Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the beginning. Basic principles of genealogy -- Two basic charts -- Tips for success -- Creating a knowledge base -- Consult the elders -- Family gatherings, reunions, and funerals -- 2. Census records. About census records -- Where to find census records -- Using census records -- Indexes and soundex -- A case study: the search for ancestors of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Blount) Armstead -- 3. Federal sources. Social Security records -- Military records -- Bureau of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands -- Freedman's Savings and Trust Company -- Federal land records -- NUCMC -- Southern Claims Commission -- 4. State, county, and local sources. State records -- County records -- Local records -- Combining records: The case of William Collins -- Research guides to the states -- 5. Special situations -- "Free Negroes" before the Civil War -- Manumission records -- Free Black registers -- Census records -- Guardianship records -- Tax rolls -- State records -- Land records -- Urban rree Blacks before 1865 -- Native American connections -- Immigrants -- For further reading: free persons of color before 1865 -- 6. What's in a name? -- Given names -- Surnames -- A case study: one Crossley family -- The next steps -- 7. Location, location, location. 1870 families in the north or west -- 1870 families in the south -- 1860 census schedules -- Using land records -- Miscellaneous records -- On location: a study of Thomas Bowen -- 8. The other family. Studying the slaveholder candidate -- The other family: a family profile -- Case study: Caldonia (Short) Hilson -- 9. The search for ancestors in slaveholder documents. The slave as chattel property -- The records -- Legal and public domain records -- Deeds and property records -- Estate documents -- Court records -- Business and personal records -- Other resources -- 10. Case study: the issue of mixed race. The search for Henry Dotson -- The post-Civil War search -- The pre-Civil War search -- William Dotson, the slaveholder -- William Dotson, the father -- 11. Case study: a story of triumph and tragedy. The first steps: tracking back to 1870 -- The search for a cluster in 1870 -- The search for the slaveholder -- Focus on pre-Civil War documents -- 12. Case study: all in the neighborhood. Post-Civil War research: identifying Archie's family -- The 1870 community -- Pre-Civil War research: identifying the slaveholder(s) -- A candidate family to study -- The parent generation -- Appendix A: Free and slaveholding states and territories in 1861 -- Appendix B: Federal census, 1790-1930. Which census reports ...? -- First federal census available for each state -- Appendix C: State archives -- Appendix D: National archives and regional branches -- Appendix E: Blank forms
Control code
ocm50866900
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781558706057
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50866900
Label
A genealogist's guide to discovering your African-American ancestors : how to find and record your unique heritage, Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the beginning. Basic principles of genealogy -- Two basic charts -- Tips for success -- Creating a knowledge base -- Consult the elders -- Family gatherings, reunions, and funerals -- 2. Census records. About census records -- Where to find census records -- Using census records -- Indexes and soundex -- A case study: the search for ancestors of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Blount) Armstead -- 3. Federal sources. Social Security records -- Military records -- Bureau of refugees, freedmen, and abandoned lands -- Freedman's Savings and Trust Company -- Federal land records -- NUCMC -- Southern Claims Commission -- 4. State, county, and local sources. State records -- County records -- Local records -- Combining records: The case of William Collins -- Research guides to the states -- 5. Special situations -- "Free Negroes" before the Civil War -- Manumission records -- Free Black registers -- Census records -- Guardianship records -- Tax rolls -- State records -- Land records -- Urban rree Blacks before 1865 -- Native American connections -- Immigrants -- For further reading: free persons of color before 1865 -- 6. What's in a name? -- Given names -- Surnames -- A case study: one Crossley family -- The next steps -- 7. Location, location, location. 1870 families in the north or west -- 1870 families in the south -- 1860 census schedules -- Using land records -- Miscellaneous records -- On location: a study of Thomas Bowen -- 8. The other family. Studying the slaveholder candidate -- The other family: a family profile -- Case study: Caldonia (Short) Hilson -- 9. The search for ancestors in slaveholder documents. The slave as chattel property -- The records -- Legal and public domain records -- Deeds and property records -- Estate documents -- Court records -- Business and personal records -- Other resources -- 10. Case study: the issue of mixed race. The search for Henry Dotson -- The post-Civil War search -- The pre-Civil War search -- William Dotson, the slaveholder -- William Dotson, the father -- 11. Case study: a story of triumph and tragedy. The first steps: tracking back to 1870 -- The search for a cluster in 1870 -- The search for the slaveholder -- Focus on pre-Civil War documents -- 12. Case study: all in the neighborhood. Post-Civil War research: identifying Archie's family -- The 1870 community -- Pre-Civil War research: identifying the slaveholder(s) -- A candidate family to study -- The parent generation -- Appendix A: Free and slaveholding states and territories in 1861 -- Appendix B: Federal census, 1790-1930. Which census reports ...? -- First federal census available for each state -- Appendix C: State archives -- Appendix D: National archives and regional branches -- Appendix E: Blank forms
Control code
ocm50866900
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781558706057
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50866900

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