My Paternal lines are from Kentucky. Specifically Warren and Barren Counties in South Central Kentucky. Many years ago I joined a list-serv (email group) run by Sandi Gorin. Sandi and her daughter Michelle have transcribed and copied a lot of local resources. Even more important for my research, Michelle Gorin has transcribed a large number of records that focus on African-Americans. This information has allowed me to find birth, death and marriage dates as well as the actual records. If you have connections to Kentucky check out Sandi’s resources. To see what records are available follow the link African American Records by Michelle Bartley Gorin VonMosch .
If you are interested in joining the list-serv here are the directions. “To subscribe to the list, please send an email to SOUTH-CENTRAL-KENTUCKYfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word ‘subscribe’ without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message.”
Sandi recently sent out a message discussing two books that I’m going to order this week. Both of them are e-book form, so I can get them with no wait! I’m particularly interested in :
Freedman’s Bank Records 1865-1874 for Allen, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties.
The Freedmen’s Bureau of Warren County, KY 1866-1868.
Once, I get the books, I’ll let you know what I was able to find.
(This post is not a paid endorsement and I receive no compensation for any books that are purchased. Sandi has become a friend of the years and I appreciate her hard work and dedication. She gives away a lot of information on the list-serv.)
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