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A Database of Names to Trace Slave Ancestry
By EVE M. KAHN
Published: September 8, 2011
Scholars at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond have set out to leaf through eight million documents dating back to the 17th century, seeking the names of slaves. The preliminary results, listing about 1,400 enslaved people and 180 owners, will start appearing on Wednesday in a database posted at vah…
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