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Feature articles will be published monthly and can contain case studies, in-depth explorations of record types, interviews, commentaries and local history stories.

  1. Story Within a Story: The New Year’s Day Slave Auction of 1846

    Story Within a Story: The New Year’s Day Slave Auction of 1846

    By: Cheri Daniels, MSLS, KHS Head of Reference Services When researching families, we often encounter multiple stories as we dig deeper into the lives of individuals. For those who lived prior to the Civil War, the stories can include an extra layer, and extend into the lives of enslaved families. Although it is widely known that researching the lives of enslaved individuals is an extremely challenging task due to the limited number of records documenting their life, it is nonetheless vitally important to make the extra effort. The results can be highly rewarding, and can, in fact, give names back...

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  2. My Genealogical Experience

    My Genealogical Experience

    By: Carter Smith My name is Carter Smith, I am 13 years old, and I am currently attending Anderson County Middle School.  I’m involved in various activities such as Academic Team, Band, and Choir, but as you can probably guess my school’s genealogy club is one of my favorites. Reasons for My Interest I’m interested in genealogy for various reasons, but my main reason is that most of my ancestors went through great tragedies such as: war, epidemics, and times of economic downfall and I believe that at the very least they deserve respect for what they went through.  I...

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