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African American Records

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Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry

Slave Narratives of Kentucky


Kentucky Lynchings 1882 - 1921
Originally Researched by Rob Gallagher. Further
Research done by Lori DeWinkler of Genealogy Trails to confirm accuracy.


Zelia Alberta McWorter Ewing Zelia was a descendant of "Free Frank" McWorter - a slave who bought his freedom in Kentucky and traveled to Pike County Illinois where he created the town of New Philadelphia in 1836. Ewing lived in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and actively promoted the history of her famous ancestor.   Read the family records on our Pike County, IL site.

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Researching: Where and how to start researching
[off-site on our Sangamon County, IL site]




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