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There are approximately 3.9 million individuals noted on the 1860 U.S. Census Slave Schedule. That is about 40% of the population of the southern states at the time. 



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    The Historical Record

    In April around the globe many things social, cultural, and religious are celebrated, but in this month's "The Historical Record" we would like to celebrate a very important birthday - Queen Elizabeth II.  Below you will find images and citations all found in Ancestry Library Edition referencing The Queen and her royal ancestors. Enjoy! 

    Elizabeth A.M. Windsor [Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (The Queen) Windsor]. [Scanned microfilm, 1926] From the England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.


    Mrs. Roosevelt at Buckingham Palace. During her recent trip to England, Mrs. Roosevelt stayed withthe King and Queen at Buckingham Palace. She is shown here with the royal family in the Bow Room. Left to right: the King, Mrs. Roosevelt, the Queen, Princess Margaret Rose, Princess Elizabeth. [Nitrate negative, between 1940-1946] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.


    King George and Queen Mary in Royal Coach guarded by equerries and beef eaters, on the way to open Parliament, 12-27-21. [Photographic print, 1921] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.


    Left to right: Edith Bolling Wilson,Queen Mary, Woodrow Wilson, King George V and Princess Mary, in thegarden at Buckingham Palace. [Photographic print, 1918] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.


    Her Majesty Queen Victoria arriving in London for the Coronation Celebration, June 28th, 1897. [Photographic print on stereo card, 1897] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.

    Other collections regarding Britsh royals and their relations found in Ancestry Library Edition:

    England, Scotland, and Wales Royal Families

    Tudor Roll of the Blood Royal

    Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal

    Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Volumes I-IV

    Peerage of the British Empire

    Peerage of Scotland and Ireland

    Catalogue of the Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen That Have Compounded for their Estates

    Burke's Peerage and Baronetage Genealogical and Heraldic DIctionary, Vol 2


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