January 19th 2021

Ancestry Research and Building Your Legacy Project: One Writer’s Discovery

When writer and journalist, Ann Banks, finally dug into the pile of wills and hand-drawn genealogical charts left by her family, she discovered that her Alabama family had been slaveholders. What she set off to do next changed her life — and the life of one woman descended from a slave her father's family owned. Ann explains how and why she decided to dig into the project — even when it was painful — and why she created the site ConfederatesInMyCloset.com. She offers tips on research and building this kind of legacy project.

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Ann Banks

Ann Banks is the founder of the website Confederates in My Closet, where she writes about race, history, and her family.

Her work has been published in the Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine and Book Review, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, The Nation, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, and other magazines. She edited First Person America, an anthology of oral histories from the Federal Writers Project, and co-produced a radio series for National Public Radio on the same subject. The work was supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. She received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write about military families. She also has published eight books for children.

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When writer and journalist, Ann Banks, finally dug into the pile of wills and hand-drawn genealogical charts left by her family, she discovered that her Alabama family had been slaveholders. What she set off to do next changed her life — and the life of one woman descended from a slave her father's family owned. Ann explains how and why she decided to dig into the project — even when it was painful — and why she created the site ConfederatesInMyCloset.com. She offers tips on research and building this kind of legacy project.


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