The ‘master’s name’ question — and a call to action

I do believe that there is genealogical value in the surname of the freedman, just as there is genealogical value in the surname of any other man, of any race or nationality. However, I believe that the value of the surname in identifying the last slaveowner is extremely limited, because my experience has shown that very few slaves used the surname of their last slaveowner. Read More

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