Tribes And Peoples Of Uganda

This article describes the larger tribes of Uganda by population. They are grouped by region, which shows how the languages of neighboring peoples are often related. Northern Uganda Northern Uganda features a mix of savannah grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands along with some mountainous areas. The White Nile (also known as the Victoria Nile) and the … Read more

How To Start Researching Your African American Family History

If you’re just setting out on researching your family history, you have a fascinating but challenging journey ahead. I’ve put together the top ten areas to start with. Oral History If possible, you should start your research by gathering information from family members. This can provide valuable insights into names, dates, and locations. Although this … Read more

How To Research The WPA Slave Narratives For Genealogy

The WPA slave narratives are a collection of first-hand accounts from formerly enslaved African Americans. The narratives were collected during the Great Depression by the WPA (Works Progress Administration). Over 2,300 interviews were conducted across 17 states. The interviewees were elderly individuals who had experienced slavery during their childhood or early adult years. The narratives … Read more

How To Research The Freedmen’s Bureau Records

The Freedmen’s Bureau was established by the U.S. government in 1865 after the end of the Civil War.   It was originally called the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. The Bureau was set up to help the approximately four million newly emancipated African Americans as they transitioned from slavery to freedom. The Freedmen’s … Read more

Finding Enslaved Bills Of Sale On Ancestry

A bill of sale is a legal document that records the sale and transfer of ownership of property. In the era of slavery in the United States, enslaved people were considered property. A “slave bill of sale” was used to document the purchase of a slave from one owner to another. It served as proof … Read more

Finding Bills Of Sale On FamilySearch

When you are researching African American ancestors who were enslaved, finding documents and records is not easy. One kind of record is a bill of sale. This is a legal document that records the sale and transfer of ownership of property. In the time of slavery, enslaved people were considered property. The bill of sale … Read more

Tuskegee Airmen From Cincinnati, Ohio

These are the Tuskegee Airmen from Cincinnati in alphabetical order: Edward Doram Edward Doram grew up in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati and attended Withrow High School. He joined the army after finishing school. During his two years of service, he trained as a pilot at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He graduated as a 2nd … Read more

Charles Sumner’s Speech Denouncing Slavery (Full Text)

Charles Sumner was a Senator from Massachusetts from 1851 to 1874. He was a leader of anti-slavery movements in his state. In 1856, Sumner made a lengthy speech in the Senate denouncing slavery and slave owners. He denounced two Democrat senators, Stephen Douglas and Andrew Butler. Butler had a cousin in the House of Representatives, … Read more

Account Of The Life Of A Slave – The Oasis

This account by James Bradley of the life of a slave was published in 1834 in the Oasis, an anti-slavery journal. James was a student at the Lane Seminary in Ohio at the time. His account was published in the form of a letter to the editor of the journal, Lydia Maria Child. She was … Read more