Introduction to Researching Your Mississippi Ancestors

Angela Walton-Raji
Aug 11, 2021
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Welcome
1m 46s
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 09s
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Introduction
4m 24s
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The People
14m 07s
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Free People of Color
7m 26s
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Military Records
5m 29s
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Era of Freedom
7m 18s
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Unique Records
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Choctaws
17m 58s
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20th Century
18m 02s
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Announcements/prizes
4m 38s
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Questions/answers
6m 35s

About this webinar

Mississippi, like many other states has rich genealogical data for African American research, most of which can be found in traditional places—census, vital records, local courthouse records. However, this state also offers some unique records from the period of the Civil War, the era of freedom and emancipation, and also  records reflecting families to ties with Native American communities. There were 31 branches of the Freedmen’s Bureau throughout Mississippi. There were 11 regiments of the United States Colored troops representing over 10,000 men of African descent in the Union Army from the state. In addition to many of those collections, are resources from the Educable Children’s list, Southern Claims Commission records of black homesteaders. This session will explore some of those rich resources and methods of finding them.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Angela Walton-Raji is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research and work with Oklahoma Native-American records.  Her book, “Black Indian Genealogy Research” was the first book of its kind focusing on the unique
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  1. VC
    Vickie Cook
    2 months ago

    Angela Walton Raji did it again! Always good information and ways to look at docs.

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  2. BG
    Bonny Gordon
    2 months ago

    She opened my eyes to new information on the Mississippi Choctaw mixed races, along with new ways to look at research documents!

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  3. LF
    Legacy Family Tree
    2 months ago

    I always enjoy Angela’s webinars. I have Mississippi ancestors and I got a lot tips today to help me find my people.

    Reply
  4. JH
    Jamesetta Hammons
    2 months ago

    Ms. Angela always brings the best to her webinars. This time I learned there are actual names of those who died in the years 1849 before the 1850 census was taken. They appearing on the Mortality schedule is awesome. Great presentation.

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  5. JC
    Jody Carrington
    2 months ago

    Very interesting and looking forward to trying the new search options in the future!

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  6. LJ
    Leslie Johnson
    2 months ago

    This was an EXCELLENT seminar, especially for beginning researchers like me! Soooooo very informative and helpful, and full of practical and useful tips.

    Reply
  7. LF
    Legacy Family Tree
    2 months ago

    I have watched hundreds of webinars with some awesome speakers but I have to say Angela rates as one of the best. I don’t have slaves or slave owners in my tree. I was just hoping to find some hints on finding info for my white MS ancestors. I can’t say I learned much to help me but I feel educated on how to do black research. Outstanding job and attitude. She left me with good feelings at a time not much is good in our society.

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  8. AP
    Andrea Price
    2 months ago

    Excellent, useful information!

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