Finding Genealogical Information and Clues in the Freedman’s Bank Records

Legacy Tree Genealogists’ Elyse Hill specializes in African American and Southern States research. In this blog, she provides information about a private savings bank established in 1865 in emancipated communities. In addition to inventory lists included in wills and probate records of enslavers, these bank records can be a valuable source to find an ancestor’s […]

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Elyse Hill is a Certified Genealogist ® with over 20 years genealogy experience. She is a graduate of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Elyse spends her spare time creating genealogy research case studies/projects of formerly enslaved individuals and free persons of color prior to the civil war.

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