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Researching African American Ancestors, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG(SM)

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A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina

 LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, CG, is a board-certified genealogist since 2015. She teaches and lectures on African-American genealogy, and serves as the co-chair of BCG's Intellectual Property Committee. She has written a reference book that is both a locality guide (with tips on where to look for records) and a "how to" manual to aid in the development and execution of research plans relating to African American ancestors . Although the book focuses on a single county in South Carolina, it provides background information regarding laws and history that apply to all SC counties, and more general guidance relevant to genealogical methodology. The author has included practical advice based on her own research and formal studies, as well as up-to-date information about internet and other resources.


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