Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

Sassy Jane Genealogy

US and European Genealogy Research

Posts about resources for African American resources for genealogy research.

18 Jun 2021

Discover the History Behind Juneteenth

By |18 Jun 2021|African American Genealogy, Civil War, Holidays|0 Comments

Let's discover the history behind Juneteenth. So many great resources can help us all remember and commemorate. Featured in this post: a new book from prize-winning historian Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed; Opal Lee, the activist [...]

15 Jun 2021

1810 Massachusetts Census Records Discovery

By |15 Jun 2021|African American Genealogy, Census, New England Genealogy|0 Comments

An 1810 Massachusetts census records discovery came about from a single Instagram post. Long missing from census records, the Essex County census ledger recently arrived at the National Archives in Washington. It was only [...]

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 [...]

16 Dec 2020

Using Civil War Photo Sleuth

By |16 Dec 2020|African American Genealogy, Civil War, Family Photos & Records|2 Comments

Using Civil War Photo Sleuth harnesses facial recognition technology and crowdsourcing to identify people in Civil War images. Do you have unidentified Civil War photos? Read on! Creating the Software Virginia Tech computer science [...]

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