Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fold3 Free Access to Black History Records End Feb 28, 2018

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Access Fold3's Black History Collection

Black History Month

Black History Month 2018 – Access Black History Records

Save 25% on All-Access Membership Limited time.In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History collection available for free through the end of February.
Whether you're searching for your ancestors or looking for primary documents to help with other research, the Black History collection gives you access to more than a million documents, records, and photos that help to capture the African-American experience during five eras of American history: Slavery, The Civil War, Reconstruction & Jim Crow Laws, World War I & II, and the Civil Rights Movement
All the titles in our Black History collection contain valuable insight into the history of African-Americans, but titles that are especially rich in information include:
Some examples of interesting records you can find in the Black History collection include:
  • An 1810 inventory for the estate of Joseph Morton, a “free black man”
  • An 1827 inventory for the estate of Thomas Drayton that lists his 160 slaves by family group
  • Civil War—era photograph of black laborers
  • The service record of Christian A. Fleetwood of the US Colored Infantry, who earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War
  • photograph of 3 members of the original black fighter squadron in WWII
Get started searching Fold3’s Black History records here. Or look for individual collections by name here.
*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until Feb 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Free access requires registration for a free Fold3 account. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.

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