Among the many treasures found at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a complete collection of the Ante-Bellum Plantation Records on microfilm. These unique records can be invaluable for researching ancestors who may have lived in slavery before 1865. These same records can be used to research plantation owners and their families.
We are fortunate to have both Joyce Coleman, a genealogist at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Jean Cooper, a Genealogical Resources Specialist at the University of Virginia, assist us in the use of these invaluable records. The weather is going to improve. I hope to see you there.
Submitted by Kathy Reed