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Tips for Finding Your Indentured Servant Ancestor

Early legal document for indentured services. British, hand-written on vellum and dated 1691. (Getty Images) Not everyone who wished to come to America could afford it. The New World promised land, opportunity, and religious freedom sometimes not found in the Old. As a result, indentured servants were common in American settlements. Of the Mayflower’s 102 passengers, fourteen were servants.

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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