Central Virginia Heritage, Summer 2022, Now Available

Finding the Freedmen: Records From Louisa County, 1865-1870,
by Elaine L. Taylor

The identity of enslaved people, the names of their parents and siblings, where they came from, the work, and the wounds that filled their lives are extremely challenging to uncover. This book brings together public records and a few family papers containing information about the Freedmen of Louisa County, Virginia, in the years immediately after the Civil War. Many of those sources are now online but sometimes identifying, let alone accessing those online sources, creates another brick wall for many researchers. My experience in assisting people with research in the Louisa County museum convinced me that the most useful format for these records would be to make them available in a single source in print format. The following records are combined and presented in two forms, alphabetically by the Freedmen’s names and alphabetically by the names of employers….

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Contents of the Summer 2022 issue:

  • Two New Central Virginia Tools for Genealogists, by Elaine L. Taylor
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA), November 1895, transcribed by Diane Inman
  • Marriages in the Virginia Advocate (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • Death Announcements in the Virginia Advocate (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • The Best Way to Safely Label Photos, by Maureen A. Taylor
  • Orange County (Va.) Sheriffs, 1734-Present
  • Louisa County (Va.) Sheriffs 1742-Present
  • More About the Bell Family of Buckingham County, by Jean L. Cooper

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