Monday, February 1, 2016 Opens Five Databases for Free Access in February website has announced it's free databases for the month February. Since it is Black History Month, three of the databases are focused African American ancestors.

These databases are:
  • Hampden County, MA: Black Families in Hampden County, 1650-1865
  • People of Color in the Massachusetts State Census, 1855-1865
  • Massachusetts: 1855 State Census
  • Massachusetts: 1865 State Census
  • Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), which operates the AmericanAncestors website, has also created a guide to two of the databases and a case study called Search Spotlight: African American Records.

To access the free databases simply create a free guest user account if you do not already have one. If you are an NEGHS member, simply sign into your account.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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