In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.
How far into the past does your family tree go? Most of us struggle the further we go back, but this handy website guide will help. The first issue will be to verify that the genealogy is indeed yours. Get more hints and tips on finding medieval records online with Your Family Tree magazine issue 145 - which is on sale now.