Records of the Slave Claims Commission, 1864-1867, Volume One: Register of Claims of the Delaware Commission

by Michael Hait

The Slave Claims Commission was created by the War Department in late 1863, in order to compensate the owners of slaves who enlisted in the Union Army. Only Unioncontrolled slave states were eligible: Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia, and Tennessee. This first volume in a planned series of books transcribing and abstracting the records of the Slave Claims Commission, presents the claims registered by the Delaware Slave Claims Commission from 1864 to 1865. For ordering, visit
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Hait is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and speaker. He is the creator of the Family History Research Toolkit CD-ROM (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008). Michael is the author of the “African-American Genealogy Examiner” column at , and the instructor for the “AfricanAmerican Genealogy” course at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Hait Family History Research Services

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