Truth Hurts, Then Heals: Coming to the Table

Jan 31, 2016

“Be prepared to face the truth if you undertake genealogical research,” said Peter Wingate, one of two instructors for a genealogy workshop I attended called “Tracing your family tree to the slave era.”

Peter was correct. Until 2013, I was unaware that either side of my family owned slaves. I remember the first time I read down the list of census schedule on line looking for the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules. I wasn’t prepared for what I was about to discover.

To read the rest of this article, go to: Truth Hurts, Then Heals, by Lucia King for National Genealogical Society magazine, Volume 42, Number 1.

To read Sharon Morgan’s related article from the subsequent issue of NGS magazine, go to: Raising the Dead

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