Understanding and Researching the Records of the Great Northward Migration 1915-1970
A one-hour class introducing the background and causes of the Great Migration. This segment will briefly outline the geographic impact of slavery and the conditions of the former enslaved people at the end of the Civil War. Including the reasons for the exodus from the Southern States. In addition, the presentation will review the methodology for following the immigrant families from the South to the cities of their arrival in the North. The class with also outline the basic record sets and resources that can be used, working back in time, to reconstruct a family from the present location of the families to their original locations in the South. Key families will be introduced from several major cities in the Northern, Eastern, and Western states with specific illustrations of the records, beginning with the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, that can be used to trace and document these key families.
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