Tick Marks and Number Counts: Understanding and Using the Slave Schedules

Renate Yarborough Sanders
Apr 7, 2023
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Speaker's Introduction
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Understanding the schedules
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About this webinar

What exactly are the 1850 and 1860 United States Slave Schedules and what is their value to researchers? A closer look at this enumeration of “slave inhabitants” will streamline interpretation of these records and will help define the do’s and don’ts of working with them.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Renate Yarborough Sanders is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, enslavers, and free people of color. She authors two blogs: “Into the LIGHT” and “Genea-Related;” and produces a “(Mostly) African-American Funeral Programs” online databa
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  1. LG
    LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson
    1 year ago

    Fabulous!

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  2. CN
    Chloe Nave
    1 year ago

    Thank you, Renate, for a very informative and easily-understandable presentation. Your visuals were on point and clearly demonstrated your lecture content. I learned so much and I now look forward to reviewing Slave Schedules in the course of my research. How fortunate to be able to add names to a “faceless” enumeration! I am thankful that you were so blessed. I trust and respect your research methods and I will heed your advice about identifying ancestors on the schedules or other non-explicit records. I love my ancestors and I seek their guidance as I do my family research so the last thing I want to do is to dishonor them by spreading inaccurate information. You are a wonderful inspiration and teacher — thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience so the rest of us can become confident researchers. May you continue to be blessed in all your endeavors!

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      Renate Sanders
      1 year ago

      Thank you so much for this amazing comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the webinar. Best wishes in your research!

      Renate

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    Deborah Robinson
    1 year ago

    Thank you Renate! This webinar was nothing less than phenomenal. You provided a blueprint for how one might provide names to those dreaded tick marks! Excellent work.

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      Renate Sanders
      1 year ago

      Thank you!

  4. BG
    Benita Gibbs
    1 year ago

    Oh, Renate! This presentation has brought me tears! Amazing work, as always! Thank you!

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  5. AW
    ARI WILKINS
    1 year ago

    Excellent and informative presentation!

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  6. LA
    Lynette Allen
    1 year ago

    Good stuff – yummy! Thanks Renate. Great information about the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules that is very useful when researching enslaved ancestors and their enslavers. Thanks for sharing the new FamilySearch feature that allows us to enter the name of our enslaved ancestor on the slave schedules. This is remarkable!

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    Xana Miller
    1 year ago

    Awesome Renate.

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  8. PT
    Pat Thomas
    1 year ago

    Just absolutely excellent! Great information, especially about the changes for FamilySearch. Thanks very much.

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