Beyond Kin

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This is the home page for the Beyond Kin Project at WikiTree. This is a trial project in an effort to organize, by alternative means, to determine the true names of enslaved populations. It is based on the method of the Beyond Kin Project -

This method relies on a naming standard that does not fit the WikiTree conventions. It is recommended that participants use free spaces to organize your work and to create profiles after all effort has been made to determine the actual name of an enslaved, or a previously enslaved, person.

Naming Scenarios

This is the naming convention recommended by the Beyond Kin website. At this time, profiles should only be created once the last name a formerly enslaved person used after emancipation. We can use surname as the name of the free space.

If Record Extracted From Given Name Surname
"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 October 2019), Daniel Chesnut, 1860; citing Schedule 2 - Slave Inhabitants in Kingston Parish in the District of Horry, State of South Carolina, enumerated by me, on the 10th day of September 1860, William Carter, Assistant Marshal.15b12 Black Female 1800Daniel Chestnut Sr Plantation
Property inventory of probate file bequeathing to Patricia Coleman "Negro boy Jim"JimPatricia Coleman Farm
University of Alabama board of trustees minutes allowing funds to replace blouse for "Mary the laundry slave"Mary the laundressUniversity of Alabama

Free Spaces

The following is an example of how you can set up a table on your free space.

1790 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 Profile ID
18e Black Female 1794-180615e Black Female 1785-18044a17 Black Female 180015b12 Black Female 1800

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