|Please share with us any documents that you have regarding African-Americans who lived in Jones County. There are multiple sources, i.e. newspaper abstracts, wills, deeds, inventories of estates, which make mention of slaves or freedmen. I need YOUR help!|
Jones County Cemeteries (link)
Index to sale of Slaves 1791-1864 (link)Talerie Boyd has transcribed
from microfilm this huge list of transactions taking place in Jones County.
The actual deed may also contain names of the slaves. If anyone obtains a deed, please type it up and share!
The divison of the Slaves belonging to the estate of William Jackson Sen. Dec'd. Nov. 23, 1837
Excellent and very, very thorough intro to courthouse records by David Paterson. This especially applies to Upson County (but would be helpful for ALL Georgia Counties), and he gives many examples including names of slaves so you just might be lucky!!
Ex-Slave Marriages 1875-1877 We need someone to transcrib this data from a bundle of Form A- Marriage Licenses(used from 1875 to 1877). These contain the parent's name, age of bride and groom, etc. Scroll across the screen to read all 63 records. This would also be in the Courthouse.
Case Study - Determining Maternity Again this was done for Upson County but would apply to All Georgia counties. David E. Paterson provides some guide lines for determining maternity through available records. He has done a case study on the Alpheus Beall's slaves showing how to apply the data found on various records.
EARLY COUNTY FREEDMAN'S BUREAU Michael Dennis' Letter to the Freemen's Bureau, November 30, 1865 with Introduction by David E. Paterson .
Although this deals with Early County information, it is helpful as a "how to find information in the Freedman's Bureau Files" document, and also provides insights into Plantation Life.
It is helpful to fellow-researchers if you mention that you are looking for an African-American ancestor. This points them in the right direction to share information.
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"African-American Family Research" Part 1 by Roseanne Hogan, Ph.D. (Ancestry Magazine, Mar/Apr 1996, Vol. 14, No. 2) http://www.ancestry.com/magazine/articles/afamres1.htm "African-American Family Research" Part 2 by Roseanne Hogan, Ph.D. (Ancestry Magazine, Jul/Aug 1996, Vol. 14, No. 4) http://www.ancestry.com/magazine/articles/afamres2.htm "The Challenge of African American Research" (above) by Curt B. Witcher, FUGA (Ancestry Magazine, Sep/Oct 1997, Vol. 15, No. 5) http://www.ancestry.com/magazine/articles/enjafam.htm "The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company and African American Genealogical Research" By Reginald Washington (Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration Summer 1997, vol. 29, no. 2) http://www.nara.gov/publications/prologue/freedman.htmlJones County Page last updated: Thursday, 31-Dec-2009 16:22:32 MST
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