Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/2/2009

Genealogy Web site adds slave manifests, letters

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Records of more than 30,000 slaves shipped to New Orleans, copies of more than 20,000 letters to and from Abraham Lincoln, and records of 4.2 million Civil War soldiers are going online for the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.

Most will be available only to Ancestry.com’s 925,000 paying subscribers, but the Lincoln letters and speeches, provided by the Library of Congress, will be free. for more click here

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