Pullman porters, railroad workers, unions, and more. Researching an ancestor’s occupation can add breadth to a family history project. In this episode, learn tips and tricks and how to find records that document ancestors while on the job.
In 1871, Congress established the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission) to review and make recommendations and potential reimbursements for the claims of southern loyalists who “furnished stores and supplies for the use of the U.S. Army” during the Civil War. Additionally, Congressional Records can be a goldmine for first person accounts from ancestors, their communities, and more. During episode 91, learn more about these crucial record sets and how to find ancestors within them.
On August 25, 1619, John Rolfe, a tobacco planter, documented the arrival of Africans from Angola who were set to be enslaved in the Virginia colony. 2019 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of their arrival at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia. Join us for a discussion and celebration of their history and legacy.