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Martha Quillin | The News & Observer

  • The Wake County Register of Deeds office, Shaw University and other professional and volunteer historians are now working to decipher more than 30 deed books that have been digitized and put online to glean information about enslaved people who lived in North Carolina. Similar work, begun as a three-year grant-funded project at UNC Greensboro and the North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, is underway in 26 North Carolina counties.