Wills, probate and estate records can be the best family history records you ever find. Additionally, understanding your female ancestors rights with regard to land ownership, dower rights, and their place in society at the time, can help you know how to find women in the records to help withContinue Reading

African American Genealogy and Family History

Learn about how to research the family history for “persons of color.”  This “footnotes” episode features Renate Yarborough Sanders.  She teaches us how to research African American ancestors and the records for genealogy in the United States. Handout listed below. Renate’s Bio – Renate Yarborough Sanders, genealogist, is an experiencedContinue Reading