‘One Slave, Many Owners’ to be subject of talk Dec. 9

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Renate Yarborough Sanders will present “One Slave, Many Owners: Following the Path of My Formerly-Enslaved Ancestor, A Case Study.”

Researching the lives of formerly-enslaved ancestors presents challenges. Traveling back in time beyond the 1870 census requires careful study of records of slave owners and records used to monitor the lives of slaves, reported Bessida White…