Three blog posts on the AAGG’s research into the Chew Family Papers & putting a spotlight on discoveries!
Adrienne Whaley and the members of the African American Genealogy Group of Philadelphia (AAGG) have worked with the Chew Family Papers for the last two years to lift up stories of the enslaved families and communities that appear in the papers of the Chew Family, owners of Cliveden for over 200 years. Adrienne shares their research work and discoveries in three blog posts, putting a spotlight on the following subjects:
- Black families in the Chew Family Papers
- The use of wills and estate records to trace families
- Freedom seeking behaviors from an enslaved man named Jacob
The AAGG’s work is part of the project, Illuminating Hidden Lives: Black Stories of the Mid-Atlantic Region. To read each post, visit the following pages:
Illuminating Hidden Lives: Black Stories of the Mid-Atlantic Region was funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Interpretation and Education Endowed Fund that was made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.