AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Re: Question for David Paterson
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Thanks for the answer! I really appreciate it.
Another reason I was excited to listen to your podcast interview with Bernice Bennett was hearing that you have been documenting the names of enslaved people in probate records for many years. Earlier this year I started doing that for Liberty County, Georgia, probate records. I've now read your journal article on indexing slave names, and I think I'm following your suggestions, but I wonder if you would be willing to look at my web site and see if there are any obvious things I ought to be taking into consideration?
I created the web site to make it possible for someone with enslaved ancestors in Liberty County to search for a first name and find which slaveowner records mention that name. I've got summaries or transcriptions of most of the antebellum wills done, and have made a small start on the estate inventories. I'm also building a spreadsheet so that I can eventually have a downloadable list that people can sort in various ways, but that's a long way off.
This is the website:
Any feedback would be much appreciated. I keep thinking I'm missing something obvious in the way I've got it formatted that will come back to bite me later on :-).
Stacy Ashmore Cole