Researching enslaved ancestors is as challenging as it is rewarding. Unraveling a paper trail can be a herculean task all its own. However, there is an area of research preparation that isn’t widely discussed: the mental preparation required to engage in this kind of ancestral research.
Researching enslaved ancestry can take its toll mentally and spiritually. In this first episode of Season 4 – we’ll talk you through ways you can mentally and spiritually prepare yourself for ultimately rewarding research that will reveal painful as well as poignant moments.
Genealogy Adventures Live! Book Club
In this episode, we also launched our Genealogy Adventures Book Club.
The first book for you to read is:
The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves, Original and Life Like, As They Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City Slave Life; Together with Pen-Pictures of the Peculiar Institution, with Sights and Insights into Their New Relations as Freedmen, Freemen, and Citizens by Octavia V. Rogers Albert (New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890)
This book is free to read & download online via https://archive.org/details/housebondageorc00mallgoog?
We’ll be discussing this book on the show on Sunday, 24 January 2021.