Local Genealogists Launches Project to Save Slave Marriage Book

Kathleen Brandt, the founder of a3Genealogy, Kansas City, Mo,- was researching in Saline County, MO when she eyed a registry: Colored Marriages of Saline County, 1865-1870. One of the first rights granted to freed-slaves was to legalize their slave marriages. Information from these records will link the African American researcher to slave ancestors.

A Kickstarter.com project: Slave Marriage Book – Genealogy was immediately launched to digitize, index and transcribe each page of the book, and the many entries of the legalized slave marriages and children born to the union during slavery.

For additional information visit: Kickstarter Project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/624106288/slave-marriage-book?ref=live

Hidden Historical Records - A Valentine Find (Cupid and the Slave Marriages) http://a3genealogy.blogspot.com/2013/02/hidden-historical-records.html

For interview contact: Kathleen Brandt 816-729-5995 a3genealogy@gmail.com

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