LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified Genealogist® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists


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My Garretts: A Genealogical Journey

African American Family History Symposium

Using DNA to confirm oral history of a family that came out of slavery. Mining probate files to research enslaved African American families.

Using DNA to Identify Enslaved Ancestors

Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage.

This presentation introduces basic concepts and special considerations relevant to using DNA to identify enslaved ancestors in the antebellum period.

Using Probate Records to Research Enslaved Ancestors

Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh

The speaker will provide an overview of the probate process in the antebellum South, and a framework for analyzing estate files to identify enslaved research subjects. Sponsored by North Hills Genealogists.

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