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Our Black Ancestry Builds Online Portal for Slave Name Research
When the new portal goes online, site visitors will be able to type in keywords and immediately access documents for online viewing and downloading, participate in a social network of peer researchers and purchase lifestyle products related to genealogy.
The present Our Black Ancestry (http://www.ourblackancestry.com/)
There are many genealogy companies that serve the general public, but none with all of the functionality needed for effective research for the African American community. The research challenges of the descendants of 4 million people emancipated from slavery in 1865 are unique because so much of the documentation is in family papers rather than public documents.
The Indiegogo campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/
If people have documents that would be useful to the project -- such as wills, deed books and plantation/farm records -- contact email@example.com.
The Indiegogo campaign is viewable at: