The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved, with Nicka Sewell-Smith

Plainfield Public Library 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery. Presenter Nicka Sewell-Smith […]