The U.S. slave population in 1860

This is an official United States government record.

How to find the hard-to-find ancestors

Was my maternal great-great grandmother a white woman or an African American slave? Based on the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census, she was both. In the 1880 Census, she was listed as Mulatto, aged 21 and working as a chamber maid. Was I surprised by the variations on race in the census? No and neitherContinue reading “How to find the hard-to-find ancestors”