This post is part of My Commitment for Black History Month. I encourage you to share the names of the enslaved persons you find during your genealogy research to help African American genealogy research.
I can not change what other people have done in the past, especially my super shady ancestors. (They know who they are.) What I can do, is give a voice to the unnamed. By recording and sharing their names, my hope is that it will inspire others to publicly share information they encounter in their genealogy research that may help African American genealogy research, and the millions of descendants of the enslaved.
I still don’t have the answers I’m seeking, so I’ll continue searching for #Alice Miller.
My commitment for Black History month is that I will transcribe every document I have until all the names of enslaved people are recorded. I’m starting this month.
I had a genealogy research plan today, but I decided to ditch it, because felt like I needed to find something important.
How have I become a better genealogist? Through learning about and researching African American Genealogy.