Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

8 Mar 2011

Chicago Genealogy: African-American Resources

By |8 Mar 2011|African American Genealogy, Chicago Genealogy, Digital Collections|0 Comments

Chicago Genealogy: African-American Resources is today's list. For links to other Chicago resources, click here. Please note: This list is meant to include resources in addition to the ones found at the traditional genealogical sites like [...]

22 Feb 2021

Research on Free and Enslaved African American Lives

By |22 Feb 2021|African American Genealogy|1 Comment

Research on Free and Enslaved African American Lives Continues New understanding of the lives of those enslaved in the early 19th century at Montpelier–the estate of James Madison, 4th president of the United States–continues [...]

4 Jan 2020

Digitization Grants for 2020

By |4 Jan 2020|African American Genealogy, Digital Collections, Naturalization Records|0 Comments

Digitization grants for 2020 were recently announced by the National Archives and Records Administration. Digitization Grants of Interest to Genealogists Unified Court Systems of New York State to support digitizing and making available freely [...]

10 Jun 2017

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade

By |10 Jun 2017|African American Genealogy|0 Comments

Visualizing 315 Years of the Atlantic Slave Trade 315 years. Millions of lives. 20,528 voyages in this infographic, documented from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. The infographic above was designed by Slate magazine's Andrew Kahn, to [...]

14 Feb 2017

Love Stories Found in Formerly Enslaved Narratives

By |14 Feb 2017|African American Genealogy, Holidays|0 Comments

Happy St. Valentine's Day to my readers. Today's post is about love stories found in formerly enslaved narratives at the Library of Congress. These narratives are available here: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from [...]

16 Apr 2016

Georgetown University’s Search for Slave Descendants

By |16 Apr 2016|African American Genealogy, Archives|0 Comments

One of the most important and compelling articles I've ever read about slavery, reparations, and genealogy, documenting Georgetown University's Search for Slave Descendants, is on the front page of the New York Times this morning. In [...]

17 Jun 2012