Last Seen is recovering the stories of families separated in the domestic slave trade. Formerly enslaved people placed these ads hoping to reconnect with family and loved ones for decades following emancipation. These ads serve as testaments to their enduring hope and determination to regain what was taken from them. You can search the thousands of Information Wanted ads collected here to look for your ancestors, participate in our project by transcribing ads, or discover resources and materials to use in your classroom.
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