An Oh!, My!, a twittering genealogy moment! Ancestry adds a few things.
Genealogy website adds slave manifests, letters, more from the Sun Herald.
The Sun Herald went a step further and added these links:
- Link: Confederate Pension Records
- Georgia archives online
- Library of Congress
- Amistad Research Center
A few quotes from the story that I found interesting are posted below.
“…The manifests, from 1810 through 1860, “document the movement of slaves from the mid-Atlantic states to the Deep South because of the cotton gin and the need for millions of slaves to work the cotton fields,” said Lisa Arnold, Ancestry.com’s expert in African-American genealogy…”
“…The database of Civil War soldier profiles – including 17,000 photographs – was created by “a Civil War buff who has been collecting that kind of thing for years,” company spokesman Mike Ward said…”