Oh! My! Twittering genealogy!

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:

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…”


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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