Clarion Ledger: Enslaved family history records brought to public light by Mississippi project

New-to-me, from Clarion Ledger: Enslaved family history records brought to public light by Mississippi project. “The problem with genealogical research for many African Americans is that before 1870, there were very few records because they were not documented as human beings but as property. However, an ongoing multi-state project enlisting help from three universities and libraries hopes to build a bridge for African American families wanting to trace their roots. The Lantern Project is an effort to scan and make available to the public legal records documenting enslaved persons. Probate records and various other legal records from the early 1800s have been or are being scanned and will be available to people doing family history research or anyone interested.”

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