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Genealogy and History Research Guide for Prince George's County, Maryland By Michael Hait
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This is the first of a proposed series of research guides for the counties of Maryland, covering Prince George's County. This guide discusses the history of the state and county, records... More > availability, published resources, and related manuscript collections held at various repositories.< Less
Records of the Slave Claims Commissions, Volume Three: Journal of the First Maryland Commission By Michael Hait
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During the Civil War, the U. S. War Department authorized loyal slave owners to receive compensation for their slaves who joined the Union Army. The slave claims commissions were established in the... More > border states to judge these claims. This Journal presents the proceedings of the Maryland commission, the first to begin the process. It provides unique insight into the operations of the board, and the claims it heard.< Less
Records of the Slave Claims Commission, 1864-1867, Volume Two: Register of Claims of Kentucky Commission By Michael Hait
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The Slave Claims Commissions were created to compensate the owners of slaves who enlisted in the Union Army. Only Union-controlled slave states were eligible--Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri,... More > West Virginia, and Tennessee. This second volume in a proposed series of books transcribing the records of the Slave Claims Commissions, presents the claims registered by the Kentucky Commission.< Less