Exploring the Records in a Slave Owning Community

Bernice Bennett
Jan 18, 2023
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Speaker's Introduction
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Documents in the Archives
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Case Study #1
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Case Study #2
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Seeking Descendants
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About this webinar

This session will focus on the thousands of transactions occurring in Edgefield, South Carolina in a County that did not burn, therefore, these records revealed the value placed on a slave in this community. “In the antebellum South, a prime male hand was the overriding measure for determining prices for enslaved workers. Hearty, prime women who were good breeders also had a high market value. Other factors that contributed to the sale price of a slave were gender, age, and skill.”

About the speaker

About the speaker

Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author, genealogist, nationally recognized guest speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the popular Research at the National Archives and Beyond BlogTalkRadio program. She is also the first recipie
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    Annie Delyth Stratton
    7 days ago

    That was terrific! Sure am glad for the videos. Loved also hearing from some of the people involved- really moving. Now I know for sure I’ve got to first do another deep dive in VA records, this time with a more focused mindset. Big item I picked up: getting the word out any way I can. And yes, somehow figure out how I can do that trip to Surry/Sussex County. Want to at least put my feet on the same land my ancestors came from.

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    Deannie Tensley
    1 week ago

    I enjoyed the session

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    shelley dewese
    1 week ago

    Bernice always keeps it 100% Researched, sourced and with a pleasant attitude.

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    Florence Moran
    1 week ago

    She gave some interesting new sources .

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    Vickie Vann Cook
    1 week ago

    Ms Bennett is so insightful!

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    Mary Jones-Fitts
    1 week ago

    A fantastic and very instructional webinar

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    Fran Ussery
    1 week ago

    Great Speaker and Great Presentation!


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