Ethnic Records

T-28 “Deemed a Runaway:” Black Laws of the North

April 30, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Slavery’s force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of slaves and slaveowners alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends.