FamilyTree.us.org Considers Adding Slave Ownership Records

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Though the move may be controversial, it could help those of African descent research their family heritage easier.

FamilyTree.us.org

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Not many databases are available for such research and the website is on the verge of making a decision about adding these records.

FamilyTree.us.org is considering adding slave ownership records to their ancestry database, shared the company yesterday. The slave trade is still a sensitive topic to talk about, even to this day, but these records could help those of African descent build their family tree.

Slave genealogy is not in the mainstream of the ancestry industry, and it's about time that the benefits of these records come to light. Not many databases are available for such research and the website is on the verge of making a decision about adding these records.

Piecing together family history can be hard enough, let alone tracing the heritage of slaves from the 1800s. FamilyTree, if these records are added to their site, would be able to collect vital records from the past and bring it all together in one easy report.

Through census records, slave schedules, estate records, and property records, the website could build a complete map of family heritage for many African Americans.

The decision is still up for debate on whether or not to add slave records to the database, but a push is being made by some company execs to adopt these records. It may take time but FamilyTree eventually wants to be able to provide search documents for generations of previous slaves so their family lines can be traced with ease.

FamilyTree.us.org is trusted resource for providing family records of marriages, births, locations, names, and dates. Visit the website today to start searching for relatives and documents of long-lost family members.

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A family tree can help any number of relatives put together their past history. At FamilyTree.us.org this database helps people organize their relations and begin the building process from root to leaf with one simple name and location search.

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