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