AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Don't forget the 1st name only search
This works extremely well for FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR...
I was frustrated and decided that I would look for my DINAH MANNS in the 1800 census. She is in the MD 1810 census as a free woman.
I don't remember Ancestry providing the infomation in the first name format, with most of the "first name only folks" at the front of the list.
I entered DINAH in Anne Arundel County for the 1800 census and they had ABC order for about 20 names and two DINAH ladies.
I think I found my DINAH by looking at the other names surrounding hers,names that were familiar to me from the 1810 census!
It seems to me that Ancestry is refining their database, so I'm going to keep checking fof 1st name onlys.