I recently came across this advice on finding Virginia slave owners. I tried it but it didn’t work for me; however, these tips might work for you or others! Click here to read and try the advice.
I was lucky to have traced many of my ancestors back to their last slave owners because of their county’s cohabitation list and the Virginia Slave Births Index.
Freedom at the Gates: African Americans in the Civil War program will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at Madison County High School. The program features a University of Virginia professor, and is apart of free lecture series. For more information, click here.