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    1  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - Robert Goins
    I spoke with the Library of Virginia and they told me that they there were in the process of putting documents up behind the links. I continuously received an error message after clicking on the link...

    2  Help to ACCESS Free Negro Affidavits ? - vkn
    Help us, Selma..

    3  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - vkn
    This is outstanding, Paul. A million thanx to you. The Library of Virginia has added free Negro affidavits to their website. Go to and click on "DigiT..

    4  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - vkn
    Paul, do you mean AfriGeneas or LVA? If LVA I am more than certain that Selma will have an answer. Otherwise I am it. 770-617-3383..

    5  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - Paul Heinegg
    Is there an email to report problems to? A few of the over 5,000 items give an error message. Paul..

    6  Ancestral Christmas Tree  - Regina
    Last year while watching the White House Christmas program, I saw an idea that I had to duplicate. In one of their rooms, they had a tree where the visitors could place a name of I think a deceased ve..

    7  Re: Painter, Eldzier Cortor dies at 99 - vkn
    Thanx to you t.b. for this information...

    8  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - Selinva
    I haven't used it to search for anyone yet, just been transcribing the documents. As you already know it makes for interesting reading. Selma..

    9  Re: Interesting New Book on Okitubbee - Selinva
    I caught the last 15-20 minutes of the author's presentation yesterday, it was interesting. I thought of you. Selma..

    10  Interesting New Book on Okitubbee  - Angela Y. Walton-Raji
    C-Span broadcast a lecture by Angela Hudson, author of "Native Genius, How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Woman Became Famous Indians." Some may be familiar with the story of Okitubbee, the man who cl..

    11  Re: Marsh in Virginia - Paul Heinegg
    The only Marsh families I've come across are Peter Marsh, taxable in Loudoun County in 1816 (as were the Goings) and Cyrus Marsh, head of a Sussex County, Delaware household of 3 "other free" in 1810...

    12  Painter, Eldzier Cortor dies at 99 - tea brick
    Eldzier Cortor, Painter of Scenes From African-American Social Life, Dies at 99 Eldzier Cortor, a painter and printmaker perhaps best known for his elegant paintings of nude black women created when s..

    13  Re: Free Negro Affidavits -
    Digital Collections Library of Virginia African American Narrative Direct link... (if does not work by clicking, copy and paste into address URL bar)

    14  Re: Free Negro Affidavits - Paul Heinegg
    I see the link to African American Narratives at the Library of Virginia that I posted does not work. Go to the LVA site, click on virginia memory, then digital collections (first..

    15  Re: Morris Family of Virginia - Paul Heinegg
    Emancipation was illegal in Virginia between 1723 and 1782 without legislative approval. There were only about two dozen slaves whose manumission was approved by the legislature during that time. That..

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