Loyalists, Freedmen and Frauds in the Southern Claims Commission

Sharon Batiste Gillins
Aug 4, 2023
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Speaker's Introduction
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Claim process and satuses
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Contents of a Claim File
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Research Strategies
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About this webinar

Using the records of the Southern Claims Commission to discover first-person accounts of the lives of freedmen, Union loyalists and former Confederates in their efforts to recover losses during the Civil war; includes the structure of the SCC and how the records can be used to advance research goals.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Sharon Batiste Gillins is a native of Galveston, Texas with paternal ancestral roots in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and maternal roots in Fort Bend County, Texas. She is a passionate family history researcher who has been actively involved in genea
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  1. JB
    Jackie Budell
    10 months ago

    The digitized file for SAMBO JEFFERSON (Approved – Georgia) starts here on Fold3: https://www.fold3.com/image/253642059/jefferson-sambo-17020-page-1-southern-claims-approved-georgia

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    Alvin Blakes
    11 months ago

    Excellent presentation. I have researched some of the Southern Claim Commision Records before, and now I know a whole lot more about them.

  3. TW
    Tricia Wohlers
    11 months ago

    Not only was this a wonderful demonstration for a record set of which I have vague knowledge and included excellent methodology technique suggestions, but Ms. Gillins is a personable speaker and inspiring instructor!

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    Gary Gates
    11 months ago

    Fantastic Presentation providing a window into the diverse group of individuals that may have filed claim, represented or given testimony for claimants following the CIvil War. Well wort the listen and the Syllabus provides excellent details with solid links to help you get started into researching your civil war period ancestors in the south. Ms. GIllins is an engaging speaker that has command of the subject matter and is excited to be sharing it with the attendees.

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    Myra Scales
    11 months ago

    Webinar was well put together. It was very informative.

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    Carol Harper
    11 months ago

    Phenomenal presentation!

  7. AC
    Anna Christian
    11 months ago

    This was an invaluable webinar. I learned so much. The presenter, Ms. Batiste Gillins is an exceptional teacher. I look forward to more webinars from her and others on topics relating to Slavery and the enslaved in the U.S.

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    Patricia Diane Godinez
    11 months ago

    I liked listening to this webinar. It had lots of interesting facts and showed the backdrop of American history. I would recommend it for anyone who is researching in the South.


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