When Glen Ming started researching his family tree in 1995 he didn’t know his grandfather’s name. Since then he has become an expert on Bermudan genealogy and is working to complete an index or births, marriages and deaths in Bermuda up to the year 2000.
The Virginia Historical Society recently received a $100,000 grant from Dominion Resources and The Dominion Foundation to fund the creation of “Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names.”
This free, online database will contain personal information about enslaved Virginians gleaned from some of the more than eight million processed manuscripts in VHS collections.
Cais do Valongo, or Valongo wharf, was recently unearthed in Brazil during a pre-Olympic renovation ro the wharf in Rio de Janeiro. Valongo wharf was one of the busiest slave ports in the Americas. It operated from 1818 – 1830, serving as a market for slaves from west Africa.