Free Access to Fold3.com’s Black Genealogy Records in February

Free Access to Fold3.com’s Black Genealogy Records in February

Fold3 is providing free access to its Black History Collection of historical and genealogical records for the month of February—Black History Month in the United States. Those records document slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the World Wars and the Civil Rights Movement. Here's a sampling of the...

Fold3 is providing free access to its Black History Collection of historical and genealogical records for the month of February—Black History Month in the United States.

Those records document slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the World Wars and the Civil Rights Movement. Here’s a sampling of the record sets in the collection

  • Court Slave Records for Washington, DC
  • South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732–1872
  • US Colored Troops Civil War service records
  • Southern Claims Commission records
  • The Atlanta Constitution newspaper
  • WWII “Old Man’s Draft” Registration Cards

Some of the record sets, such as the Southern Claims Commission records (Southerners’ reimbursement claims for property Union troops seized during the Civil War) and WWII draft cards, also will cover non-African-Americans.

Visit the Fold3.com Black History Collection home page to see samples of the records and links leading to more information about each collection.

You’ll need to set up a free registration to access the collections. On the Black History Collection home page, click on the link in the blue box to get started.

If you’re tracing black ancestors, you’ll find tips and advice in guides at Family Tree Shop, including:

Click here to see all the African-American genealogy research helps at Family Tree Shop.

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