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AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum

Re: Free Person
In Response To: Free Person ()

Hello Renae,

If you suspect that your ancestor may have been a free person of color, the first avenue to explore might be the 1860 US Census. If you find your ancestor named in this Census, then you've got documentation that he was indeed free. Other possibilities are court documents, such as deeds, marriage licenses, emancipation records.

May the ancestors guide you in finding what you seek.

Regards,
Sandra


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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