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I recently found online a will that was probated in 1828 but I can't seem to find the inventory online. I've checked both FamilySearch and Ancestry and have come up empty. Does anyone have any tips on finding Virginia records? It's frustrating enough that I can't print or download them due to contract restrictions. Thanks.
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I am the historian at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va. We're taking a closer look at the role of race in our history, including identifying rectors and vestry members who were engaged in slavery, either owning or renting slaves. The construction of our church took place in 1817-1818 and my guess is that the builder, Jeremiah… (Show more)
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Hi, I would like to locate more information on a Washington Bell who was enslaved/traded by Isaac Franklin and John Armfield from Alexandria, District of Columbia to New Orleans in 1833.
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I am currently researching the names and histories of individual African Americans who would have served at the Fairfax Serminary Hospital (previously and subsequently the Virginia Theological Seminary at Alexandria VA) during the Civil War. I am aware that there was a significant community of 'contraband' who had sought  protection when the Union… (Show more)