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The Help Index

Have you ever found yourself searching relentlessly for a former slave ancestor whose name was Kiah, Riahs, Cresy, Fronie, or Vergie? Or found so many variations on a common name that it made your head spin?  This is a problem not so unique to veteran genealogists, but to the beginner this can be the most demoralizing aspect of their initial family history search.   Here we have provided a link to the most commonly used slave name variations to assist you in your search.


List of Slave Name Variations

Helpful Genealogy Forms

The African American Researcher's Guide to Online Genealogical Sources

Melungeon Surnames

Common Headstone Abbreviations

Genealogist's Bookshelf

African American Genealogy with Fallon Green Blog

Community Links

Glossary of Terms

Untying the Gordian knot of African American Civil War Era Research.

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