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African Roots DNA Tests, New Technology Reveals African Heritage
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Juneteenth History and Celebrations
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Lesson Plans for Teachers--More plans at: By Teachers For Teachers--Teachers Idea Bank
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Notable African-American Women and Men
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Slavery - Patterns of Migration
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The Greatest Generation--African Americans who served in World War II
The Greatest Generation--Native Americans who served in World War II
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
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Major Genealogy Sites
AfriQuest: The Free Database for African and African American Genealogy and History
Free Internet database of records of African and African American genealogy and history. Anyone may add records to AfriQuest or access the entire content of AfriQuest for free, now and always.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
If you haven't already subscribed to this free genealogy newsletter, you should do so right away! We have never been so well-informed about what is happening in the genealogy world as we have since we subscribed to this wonderful newsletter. EOGN is an especially good resource for learning about new, free online genealogy archives. A MUST VISIT SITE!
Afrigeneas
The absolute Mother Ship of African American genealogy! AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
Afrigeneas
The absolute Mother Ship of African American genealogy! AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
AfriQuest: The Free Database for African and African American Genealogy and History
Free Internet database of records of African and African American genealogy and history. Anyone may add records to AfriQuest or access the entire content of AfriQuest for free, now and always.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
If you haven't already subscribed to this free genealogy newsletter, you should do so right away! We have never been so well-informed about what is happening in the genealogy world as we have since we subscribed to this wonderful newsletter. EOGN is an especially good resource for learning about new, free online genealogy archives. A MUST VISIT SITE!
U.S. African American Griots
A new project of the USGenWeb Special Collections. This site seeks your contributions to help their archive grow!
U.S. African American Griots
A new project of the USGenWeb Special Collections. This site seeks your contributions to help their archive grow!
Access Genealogy: A Free Genealogy Resource
Dennis and Judy have prepared a major catalog of free genealogy resources to help you find just what you need. Information is organized by location and subject for easy access. Be sure to visit the Native American section as well, where you will find the largest collection of Native American genealogical records on the Internet!
Access Genealogy: A Free Genealogy Resource
Dennis and Judy have prepared a major catalog of free genealogy resources to help you find just what you need. Information is organized by location and subject for easy access. Be sure to visit the Native American section as well, where you will find the largest collection of Native American genealogical records on the Internet!
Africa and African American Genealogy Mine
Africa and African American Genealogy Mine
African American Genealogy Resources - Index
At Distantcousin.com
African American Genealogy Resources - Index
At Distantcousin.com
Ancestor Search: Genealogy Record Searches
Search for your ancestors using this interactive directory of the best free genealogy search engines. Search the top world-wide & specialized genealogy databases from one genealogy search site! The Ancestor Search site also has many unique custom genealogy search engines found no where else. Use this genealogy site to find your ancestry, family history, surname origin, & build your family tree.
Ancestor Search: Genealogy Record Searches
Search for your ancestors using this interactive directory of the best free genealogy search engines. Search the top world-wide & specialized genealogy databases from one genealogy search site! The Ancestor Search site also has many unique custom genealogy search engines found no where else. Use this genealogy site to find your ancestry, family history, surname origin, & build your family tree.
Christine's Genealogy Website
Christine's Genealogy Website
Cyndi's List
Cyndi's List
Princeton Public Library - African American Genealogy on the Web
Princeton Public Library - African American Genealogy on the Web
Sankofa's Afrikan Slave Genealogy
Sankofa's Afrikan Slave Genealogy
The Large Slaveholder Project
Tom Blake's project, which connects the 1860 slave schedules with the 1870 census of freedpersons.
The Large Slaveholder Project
Tom Blake's project, which connects the 1860 slave schedules with the 1870 census of freedpersons.
USGenWeb
USGenWeb
Linkpendium
Created by the original founders of Rootsweb, this site gathers links for genealogy records scattered far and wide on the Internet, and compiles and displays them by county and state. The more than one million links at Linkpendium will help you to pinpoint the county level resources that you need!
Linkpendium
Created by the original founders of Rootsweb, this site gathers links for genealogy records scattered far and wide on the Internet, and compiles and displays them by county and state. The more than one million links at Linkpendium will help you to pinpoint the county level resources that you need!
Rootsweb
Rootsweb
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African American Genealogy and History
Guide to African American Documentary Resources
From the Cornell University Library, here is an extensive collection of suggested resources for African American history, culture and genealogy!
MISCELLANEOUS AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEAVELL DATA
NOTE: Some of the Leavells on the MISCELLANEOUS LEAVELL DATA page may also be African-American, we just haven't verified it yet.
Our Black Ancestry
The African-American Migration Experience
From the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, this site traces the International Slave Trade, Runaway Journeys, the Domestic Slave Trade, Colonization and Emigration, Haitian Immigration, Carribean Migration, African Migration and migration within the United States.
The Race and Slavery Petitions Project
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Valentine Papers
Slaves are mentioned in the Wills
Groundbreaking Legislation: Lantos Bill Will Preserve Family Records of Descendants of Slaves
Congressman Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo, San Francisco) today introduced a bill to ensure that many of the genealogical records involving the families of former slaves in this country will be preserved, digitized and catalogued.
Groundbreaking Legislation: Lantos Bill Will Preserve Family Records of Descendants of Slaves
Congressman Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo, San Francisco) today introduced a bill to ensure that many of the genealogical records involving the families of former slaves in this country will be preserved, digitized and catalogued.
Guide to African American Documentary Resources
From the Cornell University Library, here is an extensive collection of suggested resources for African American history, culture and genealogy!
MISCELLANEOUS AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEAVELL DATA
NOTE: Some of the Leavells on the MISCELLANEOUS LEAVELL DATA page may also be African-American, we just haven't verified it yet.
Our Black Ancestry
The African-American Migration Experience
From the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, this site traces the International Slave Trade, Runaway Journeys, the Domestic Slave Trade, Colonization and Emigration, Haitian Immigration, Carribean Migration, African Migration and migration within the United States.
The Race and Slavery Petitions Project
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Valentine Papers
Slaves are mentioned in the Wills
"The World's Oldest Trade"
The following three papers share a common interest in Asian and African overseas labor migrations that Westerners organized and manipulated during the centuries between 1600 and 1900. They illuminate different stages in Western attitudes toward slavery and other forms of unfree labor, and they shed light on the attitudes of slaves, convicts, and indentured laborers themselves.
"The World's Oldest Trade"
The following three papers share a common interest in Asian and African overseas labor migrations that Westerners organized and manipulated during the centuries between 1600 and 1900. They illuminate different stages in Western attitudes toward slavery and other forms of unfree labor, and they shed light on the attitudes of slaves, convicts, and indentured laborers themselves.
1811 LOUISIANA SLAVERY REBELLION
Proving The Mississippi River a Major Underground Railroad Uhuru (Freedom) Route From Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico.
1811 LOUISIANA SLAVERY REBELLION
Proving The Mississippi River a Major Underground Railroad Uhuru (Freedom) Route From Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico.
Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves
Act to Prohibit the Importation of Slaves
African American - North By South-Great Migrations Page
African American - North By South-Great Migrations Page
African American Archives, Manuscripts and Special Collections
African American Archives, Manuscripts and Special Collections
African American Coal Miners Information Center
The historical record shows that the earliest coal mining in America of any commercial significance involved slaves working in the coal pits in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia in the mid 1700s. The Black Heath Company, Chesterfield Coal and Iron Mining Company, Midlothian Mining Company and others employed hundred of slaves and free blacks. These men were employed in a variety of different occupations in and out of the mines, from basic laborers to blacksmiths.
African American Coal Miners Information Center
The historical record shows that the earliest coal mining in America of any commercial significance involved slaves working in the coal pits in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia in the mid 1700s. The Black Heath Company, Chesterfield Coal and Iron Mining Company, Midlothian Mining Company and others employed hundred of slaves and free blacks. These men were employed in a variety of different occupations in and out of the mines, from basic laborers to blacksmiths.
African American Odyssey Slavery--The Peculiar Institution
African American Odyssey Slavery--The Peculiar Institution
African American Resources Black Studies - Social Studies - History
African American Resources Black Studies - Social Studies - History
African Americans
African Americans
Africans in America
Historical Documents
Africans in America
Historical Documents
AncientFaces/African American Pictures
AncientFaces/African American Pictures
Black History Links - 7
Black History Links - 7
Black History Links -2
Black History Links -2
Black History Pages
There are many articles.
Black History Pages
There are many articles.
Chipping Away the Walls of Separation
Chipping Away the Walls of Separation
Culture, History, Legacy and Heritage of A Proud People inc.
Culture, History, Legacy and Heritage of A Proud People inc.
Find A Grave
Find A Grave
Freedom and Bondage in the Colonial Era
Like Adam, we are all apt to shift off the blame from ourselves and lay it upon others, how justly in our case you may judge. The Negroes are enslaved by the Negroes themselves before they are purchased by the masters of the ships who bring them here. It is, to be sure, at our choice whether we buy them or not, so this then is our crime, folly, or whatever you will please to call it." - Reverend Peter Fontaine, Defense of Slavery in Virginia
Freedom and Bondage in the Colonial Era
Like Adam, we are all apt to shift off the blame from ourselves and lay it upon others, how justly in our case you may judge. The Negroes are enslaved by the Negroes themselves before they are purchased by the masters of the ships who bring them here. It is, to be sure, at our choice whether we buy them or not, so this then is our crime, folly, or whatever you will please to call it." - Reverend Peter Fontaine, Defense of Slavery in Virginia
FROM INDENTURED SERVITUDE TO RACIAL SLAVERY
FROM INDENTURED SERVITUDE TO RACIAL SLAVERY
From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents The Fugitive Slave Act
From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents The Fugitive Slave Act
Geneasearch: African American Genealogy
Geneasearch: African American Genealogy
Harriet Powers: A Freed Slave Tells Stories Through Quilting
Harriet Powers: A Freed Slave Tells Stories Through Quilting
Henry Carey, Slave Trade
Henry Carey Excerpts from: The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign (1853)
Henry Carey, Slave Trade
Henry Carey Excerpts from: The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign (1853)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
In the early days of Odd Fellowship in the United States, lodge membership in lodges of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was limited to white men (membership is now open to men and women of all races). Black men joined Odd Fellow Lodges that were chartered by The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
In the early days of Odd Fellowship in the United States, lodge membership in lodges of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was limited to white men (membership is now open to men and women of all races). Black men joined Odd Fellow Lodges that were chartered by The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows.
Kia''s Potpourri
African American Genealogy: FL; GA; NC & SC
Kia''s Potpourri
African American Genealogy: FL; GA; NC & SC
LABOR - ECONOMY - MERCANTILISM - TRANSITION FROM SERVITUDE TO SLAVERY
LABOR - ECONOMY - MERCANTILISM - TRANSITION FROM SERVITUDE TO SLAVERY
Railroad Records & Genealogical Information Before 1937
Railroad Records & Genealogical Information Before 1937
Railroad Retirement Board
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information After 1936
Railroad Retirement Board
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board and Genealogical Information After 1936
Reference Links - American History - Slavery
Reference Links - American History - Slavery
Slave Archival Collection
Slave Archival Collection
Special Collections Library at Duke University
Special Collections Library at Duke University
The African American A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
The quest for more land and an economy based upon profit were two of the major points that escalated the demand for more slaves in America. Therefore, Black slave workers became highly prized commodities in a system dependent upon lots of manual labor. The entire southern American economy and the states in that warm region needed laborers to work on the plantations dealing with rice, indigo, tobacco, sugar cane, and cotton. Other slaves labored as dock workers, craft workers, and servants. Slaves in the northern American region labored on small farms and as skilled and unskilled workers in factories and along the coast as shipbuilders, fishermen, craftsmen, and helpers of tradesmen
The African American A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
The quest for more land and an economy based upon profit were two of the major points that escalated the demand for more slaves in America. Therefore, Black slave workers became highly prized commodities in a system dependent upon lots of manual labor. The entire southern American economy and the states in that warm region needed laborers to work on the plantations dealing with rice, indigo, tobacco, sugar cane, and cotton. Other slaves labored as dock workers, craft workers, and servants. Slaves in the northern American region labored on small farms and as skilled and unskilled workers in factories and along the coast as shipbuilders, fishermen, craftsmen, and helpers of tradesmen
The Freedmen's Bureau Online-
The Freedmen's Bureau Online-
The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry ( ISDSA )
Our Philosophy: The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry are proud of their enslaved ancestors, not ashamed; want to remember the past, not erase it; want to celebrate their heritage, not mourn it; and want to promote dialogue about this chapter in world history for the purpose of documenting and preserving slave genealogy for future generations
The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry ( ISDSA )
Our Philosophy: The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry are proud of their enslaved ancestors, not ashamed; want to remember the past, not erase it; want to celebrate their heritage, not mourn it; and want to promote dialogue about this chapter in world history for the purpose of documenting and preserving slave genealogy for future generations
The Online Guide To African American Books
The Online Guide To African American Books
Timeline CA 1600-1900
Timeline CA 1600-1900
Turns of the Centuries - Advertisement in The Boston Weekly Post-Boy newspaper
Struggle for Freedom : "Run-away from his Master" The first African immigrants to England's North American colonies arrived in Virginia in the 1600s. The status of these newcomers at first differed little from the white indentured servants who far outnumbered them. By the end of the century, however, the black population had grown and colonial laws recognized a new sort of bondage: chattel slavery. Legal documents began using the phrase "servants for life," to distinguish slaves from indentured servants. Laws defined slaves as a kind of property. And, most importantly, slavery as it developed in America was confined to people of color and their offspring.
Turns of the Centuries - Advertisement in The Boston Weekly Post-Boy newspaper
Struggle for Freedom : "Run-away from his Master" The first African immigrants to England's North American colonies arrived in Virginia in the 1600s. The status of these newcomers at first differed little from the white indentured servants who far outnumbered them. By the end of the century, however, the black population had grown and colonial laws recognized a new sort of bondage: chattel slavery. Legal documents began using the phrase "servants for life," to distinguish slaves from indentured servants. Laws defined slaves as a kind of property. And, most importantly, slavery as it developed in America was confined to people of color and their offspring.
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African American Genealogy Information and Resources
Africa and African American Genealogy Mine
Many, many resource links.
African American Planning Commission (AAPCI), Inc.
The African American Planning Commission (AAPCI) Inc., is a New York City-based 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization committed to addressing issues of homelessness and developing innovative solutions to joblessness which in turn leads to the self-reliance and the economic independence of those served. AAPCI maintains one of the largest nonprofit resource directories on the net.
Discover Genealogy
Information and resources for African American genealogy research. Several very informative articles on how to conduct your research!
Early American History Websites
A. Document Sets B. Individual People C. Exhibits D. American Revolution E. Other Useful Links F. Historians of Early America
GenealogyBuff.com
Wow! What a compendium of free, quality websites for your search! Be sure to check out the Research Tools page for links to articles on old handwriting, old medical terminology, cousin calculators and more!
MORGAN COUNTY WILLS & PROBATES
...until her death with the use of the same after which I give my daughter ... one female slave by the name Louisa extra of her proportionable part of the remaining property of which I wish and equal division to be made between my following named children...
The Slave Name Index
They're mentioned in records of wills, probates, legal ownership suits or tranfers. I also have here a developing lists of slave census records from 1860 associated with some of the families. Since many of these records are very old, following the lines through these records are very difficult but may provide a clue. Slaves usually had only a first name which makes tracking these individuals very difficult if not impossible.
Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery
Africa and African American Genealogy Mine
Many, many resource links.
African American Planning Commission (AAPCI), Inc.
The African American Planning Commission (AAPCI) Inc., is a New York City-based 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization committed to addressing issues of homelessness and developing innovative solutions to joblessness which in turn leads to the self-reliance and the economic independence of those served. AAPCI maintains one of the largest nonprofit resource directories on the net.
Discover Genealogy
Information and resources for African American genealogy research. Several very informative articles on how to conduct your research!
Early American History Websites
A. Document Sets B. Individual People C. Exhibits D. American Revolution E. Other Useful Links F. Historians of Early America
GenealogyBuff.com
Wow! What a compendium of free, quality websites for your search! Be sure to check out the Research Tools page for links to articles on old handwriting, old medical terminology, cousin calculators and more!
MORGAN COUNTY WILLS & PROBATES
...until her death with the use of the same after which I give my daughter ... one female slave by the name Louisa extra of her proportionable part of the remaining property of which I wish and equal division to be made between my following named children...
The Slave Name Index
They're mentioned in records of wills, probates, legal ownership suits or tranfers. I also have here a developing lists of slave census records from 1860 associated with some of the families. Since many of these records are very old, following the lines through these records are very difficult but may provide a clue. Slaves usually had only a first name which makes tracking these individuals very difficult if not impossible.
Volunteers for Freedom: Black Civil War Soldiers in Alexandria National Cemetery
African American Forum
Contact other genealogists.
African American Forum
Contact other genealogists.
Black Family Research
Using the Records of Post-Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives
Black Family Research
Using the Records of Post-Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives
ClorQ''s Color Club-Mixing of Non-European Peoples, Interactions Between Non-Europeans
ClorQ''s Color Club-Mixing of Non-European Peoples, Interactions Between Non-Europeans
Dawn's Records and Resources
A hidden treasure of records for GA, FL, SC and TN!
Dawn's Records and Resources
A hidden treasure of records for GA, FL, SC and TN!
Historical U.S. Newspapers
Historical U.S. Newspapers
In SEARCH of the DESCENDANTS of WILLIS McMILLAN
The History on this page is placed here to assist in finding any descendants of Willis McMillan. Willis was one of the slaves of Daniel McMillan of Richmond County, NC. About 1836 McMillan moved his family and slaves to Alabama.
In SEARCH of the DESCENDANTS of WILLIS McMILLAN
The History on this page is placed here to assist in finding any descendants of Willis McMillan. Willis was one of the slaves of Daniel McMillan of Richmond County, NC. About 1836 McMillan moved his family and slaves to Alabama.
North American Genealogy Resources
Genealogy related information for various States and Provinces is available from a variety of servers which may be official government services, genealogy society efforts, or maintained by interested individuals.
North American Genealogy Resources
Genealogy related information for various States and Provinces is available from a variety of servers which may be official government services, genealogy society efforts, or maintained by interested individuals.
QUERIES
Q UERIES are placed free of charge on this page. It would be greatly appreciated if you would list ALL surnames that appear in CAPITAL LETTERS, at the top of the query.
QUERIES
Q UERIES are placed free of charge on this page. It would be greatly appreciated if you would list ALL surnames that appear in CAPITAL LETTERS, at the top of the query.
Records of Post Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository of the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Government. NARA's vast holdings document the lives and experiences of persons who interacted with the Federal Government. The records created by post-Civil War Federal agencies are perhaps some of the most important records available for the study of black family life and genealogy
Records of Post Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository of the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Government. NARA's vast holdings document the lives and experiences of persons who interacted with the Federal Government. The records created by post-Civil War Federal agencies are perhaps some of the most important records available for the study of black family life and genealogy
Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade
Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade
The African American Genealogist''s Family Reunion Primer
The African American Genealogist''s Family Reunion Primer
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African American Genealogy Resources
Revisiting Old Web Sites and Finding New Ones
I have learned to regularly revisit sites that I’ve used before. Most of them are continually adding new content, expanding their offerings, and improving the ways you can work with them.
U.S. African American Griots
A new project of the USGenWeb Special Collections. This site seeks your contributions to help their archive grow!
Revisiting Old Web Sites and Finding New Ones
I have learned to regularly revisit sites that I’ve used before. Most of them are continually adding new content, expanding their offerings, and improving the ways you can work with them.
U.S. African American Griots
A new project of the USGenWeb Special Collections. This site seeks your contributions to help their archive grow!
Genealogy Resources
Genealogy Resources
African American All Genealogy Sites Directory
African American All Genealogy Sites Directory
African American Gen-Links
African American Gen-Links
African American Genealogy Group
African American Genealogy Group
African American Genealogy Records
African American Genealogy Records
African American Genealogy Societies, Clubs, Foundations, etc
African American Genealogy Societies, Clubs, Foundations, etc
African American Research Links
African American Research Links
African American Resources - Home
African American Resources - Home
African American Web Connection
African American Web Connection
African Americans, Redbones, Melungeons, Black Dutch-Black Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch
Redbones and Melungeons; Melungeon Origin eGroup; Black Dutch and Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch
African Americans, Redbones, Melungeons, Black Dutch-Black Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch
Redbones and Melungeons; Melungeon Origin eGroup; Black Dutch and Irish, Melungeons, Moravians, Pennsylvania Dutch
Afrolumens Project
Afrolumens Project
Black Genealogy Exchange
Black Genealogy Exchange
Census Finder
Census Finder
Digital Archive of Chesapeake Slavery
Digital Archive of Chesapeake Slavery
Ethnic Heritage Resources
Ethnic Heritage Resources
Free Genealogy - Your home to a free genealogy/search
Free Genealogy - Your home to a free genealogy/search
From Colonies to Revolution
Discovery, Exploration, Colonies, & Revolution
From Colonies to Revolution
Discovery, Exploration, Colonies, & Revolution
Genealogy African American Genealogy
Genealogy African American Genealogy
Genealogy African American Research
Genealogy African American Research
Genealogy from TheOlden Times.com Historic Newspapers Online
Genealogy from TheOlden Times.com Historic Newspapers Online
Genealogy Primer - Census Records
To help you find more information about your ancestors, you should research all Federal and State Census records. These census records can be found on microfilm at all LDS FHC Libraries (Latter-day Saints Family History Center Libraries), the National Archives, many large state libraries, and some local libraries. Call your library for more information.
Genealogy Primer - Census Records
To help you find more information about your ancestors, you should research all Federal and State Census records. These census records can be found on microfilm at all LDS FHC Libraries (Latter-day Saints Family History Center Libraries), the National Archives, many large state libraries, and some local libraries. Call your library for more information.
Internet Resources African Americans
Internet Resources African Americans
Kindred Konnections Website
Kindred Konnections Website
Mullattos
Mullattos
Obituary Index, United States
Obituary Index, United States
Online News Center - African American Resources - Media
Online News Center - African American Resources - Media
OPOAA Site 2 Old Photographs of African Americans 2 - Unknown Faces
OPOAA Site 2 Old Photographs of African Americans 2 - Unknown Faces
OUR VIRGINIA ,D.C,PENNSYLVANIA,NEW JERSEY GENEALOGIES
GEDCOM,ONLINE FAMILY TREE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN AND SLAVE OWNERS ROOTS HOMEPAGE= http://www.user.shentel.net/pifox/index.html
OUR VIRGINIA ,D.C,PENNSYLVANIA,NEW JERSEY GENEALOGIES
GEDCOM,ONLINE FAMILY TREE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN AND SLAVE OWNERS ROOTS HOMEPAGE= http://www.user.shentel.net/pifox/index.html
Race & Slavery Petitions Project
Race & Slavery Petitions Project
Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
The African-American Genealogy/Ring
The African-American Genealogy/Ring
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition
The African-American Mosaic Exhibition
The USGenWeb Census Project
The USGenWeb Census Project
TIPS ON BLACK DUTCH AND BLACK IRISH, MELUNGEONS, MORAVIANS, PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH
TIPS ON BLACK DUTCH AND BLACK IRISH, MELUNGEONS, MORAVIANS, PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH
USGenWeb Archives Search Page
USGenWeb Archives Search Page
Wayfaring Stranger
The Melungeons are an olive complected, dark eyed, dark skinned people living in Appalachia. Their claim of Portuguese descent was largely ignored and they have been historically dismissed as "tri-racial isolates", part African, Indian and White.
Wayfaring Stranger
The Melungeons are an olive complected, dark eyed, dark skinned people living in Appalachia. Their claim of Portuguese descent was largely ignored and they have been historically dismissed as "tri-racial isolates", part African, Indian and White.
World-Wide Web Resources - African American Resources
World-Wide Web Resources - African American Resources
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African/Native American Resources
FREEDMEN OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
Black Indians
SEMINOLE-NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS
The Medal of Honor, this nation's highest honor for valor, was awarded to four Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts.
Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860
Law Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division and General Collections of the Library of Congress
FREEDMEN OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
Black Indians
SEMINOLE-NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS
The Medal of Honor, this nation's highest honor for valor, was awarded to four Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts.
Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860
Law Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division and General Collections of the Library of Congress
The African-Native American History and Genealogy Webpage
The African-Native American History and Genealogy Webpage
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Asian Genealogy Resources
The AsiaGenWeb Project
The WorldGenWeb Project was created by Dale Schneider in 1996. His vision was to provide free assistance and free online data to help the ever growing needs of genealogists all over the world.
The AsiaGenWeb Project
The WorldGenWeb Project was created by Dale Schneider in 1996. His vision was to provide free assistance and free online data to help the ever growing needs of genealogists all over the world.
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Mexico Genealogy Information and Resources
African Roots Stretch Deep into Mexico
March 3, 1996 -- In Mexico, various Indian peoples still play ancient instruments. And their songs and dances -- which tell of uprisings against their masters -- pay tribute to their ancestors. These Mexicans play African "hand pianos" and perform "the dance of the black people." Mexican "corridos" -- or song-stories -- tell of slave uprisings. And the marimbas of Mexico, as well as those of Central America and Ecuador, all have their origins in Africa.
African Roots Stretch Deep into Mexico
March 3, 1996 -- In Mexico, various Indian peoples still play ancient instruments. And their songs and dances -- which tell of uprisings against their masters -- pay tribute to their ancestors. These Mexicans play African "hand pianos" and perform "the dance of the black people." Mexican "corridos" -- or song-stories -- tell of slave uprisings. And the marimbas of Mexico, as well as those of Central America and Ecuador, all have their origins in Africa.
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Records from Africa
South Africa's most comprehensive ancestral and genealogical Service
South Africa's most comprehensive ancestral and genealogical service. You will find great data and software resources to help you kick-start your journey of self-discovery! You can access a unique Family Tree Builder to capture all your family members going back hundreds of years. The more names you fill in, the more records we will be able to find for you! Simply type in the Name and Surname of the Ancestor you are looking for. You will need to register to access the Family Tree builder and begin building your family tree.
South Africa's most comprehensive ancestral and genealogical Service
South Africa's most comprehensive ancestral and genealogical service. You will find great data and software resources to help you kick-start your journey of self-discovery! You can access a unique Family Tree Builder to capture all your family members going back hundreds of years. The more names you fill in, the more records we will be able to find for you! Simply type in the Name and Surname of the Ancestor you are looking for. You will need to register to access the Family Tree builder and begin building your family tree.
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African American Narratives and Family Stories
Family Stories at Africanaheritage.com
Right here on our website!
The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace
From the University of Wisconsin Press and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South exhibit.
Family Stories at Africanaheritage.com
Right here on our website!
The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace
From the University of Wisconsin Press and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South exhibit.
American Slave Narratives
American Slave Narratives
An Adventure in Faith By Author James S. Russell
James S. Russell was born a slave in Virginia, he discusses his experiences and mentions many Virginia and North Carolina Surnames. His Paternal parent, Solomon Russell, was a slave on the Russell plantation in Warren County, North Carolina. His mother's name was Araminta. He discusses his attendance at Hampton University. He mentions everyone who heled him build St. Paul''s College which still stands today in Lawrenceville, VA. In this article are listed many names of African Americans who served in World War I. St. Paul Normal and Industrial School Male Attendees who served in WWI
An Adventure in Faith By Author James S. Russell
James S. Russell was born a slave in Virginia, he discusses his experiences and mentions many Virginia and North Carolina Surnames. His Paternal parent, Solomon Russell, was a slave on the Russell plantation in Warren County, North Carolina. His mother's name was Araminta. He discusses his attendance at Hampton University. He mentions everyone who heled him build St. Paul''s College which still stands today in Lawrenceville, VA. In this article are listed many names of African Americans who served in World War I. St. Paul Normal and Industrial School Male Attendees who served in WWI
Granddaughter shares story of midwifery
This is a historical account of my grandmother's midwifery. Elvira Barrow Martin, a Tuskegee midwife, raised her ten biological children, in addition to ten others. She walked the backwoods of Macon County and delivered hundreds and hundreds of babies. She lived during the depression years and through segregation; and worked in the fields beside her husband, my grandfather, picking cotton.
Granddaughter shares story of midwifery
This is a historical account of my grandmother's midwifery. Elvira Barrow Martin, a Tuskegee midwife, raised her ten biological children, in addition to ten others. She walked the backwoods of Macon County and delivered hundreds and hundreds of babies. She lived during the depression years and through segregation; and worked in the fields beside her husband, my grandfather, picking cotton.
Harriet Wilson's Our Nig
Harriet Wilson's Our Nig
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave. Written by Himself. With an Introduction by Lucius C. Matlack. (New York: Published by the Author, 1850)
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave. Written by Himself. With an Introduction by Lucius C. Matlack. (New York: Published by the Author, 1850)
NARRATIVES AND LITERATURE
There are many references.
NARRATIVES AND LITERATURE
There are many references.
North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920
North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920
Slave Letters
The following is a list of slave letters in the Special Collections Library at Duke University.
Slave Letters
The following is a list of slave letters in the Special Collections Library at Duke University.
William Pickens 1881-1954, The Heir of Slaves An Autobiography
William Pickens 1881-1954, The Heir of Slaves An Autobiography
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African American Spirituals
Here On This Old Planatation!
During the centuries of the slave trade millions of Africans were captured in Africa and sold into slavery in America. They were put on cotton plantations, separated from family and friends and denied the customs that gave meaning to their lives. Under the injustice and deprivations of slavery, the African found a vital recourse for survival. Here, on the cotton plantation the Negro Spiritual was born.
Here On This Old Planatation!
During the centuries of the slave trade millions of Africans were captured in Africa and sold into slavery in America. They were put on cotton plantations, separated from family and friends and denied the customs that gave meaning to their lives. Under the injustice and deprivations of slavery, the African found a vital recourse for survival. Here, on the cotton plantation the Negro Spiritual was born.
NEGRO SPIRITUALS SONGS OF SURVIVAL
Negro spirituals were the first uniquely American music to come out of this country. European classics, Anglo ballads, hymns, and Irish jigs and reels dominated American music until the slaves created their songs of sorrow and hope to sustain them while the institution of slavery lasted. Spirituals were created over a 200-year period, but not until after the Civil War were most Americans aware of their existence. This music, so rich and varied, so deeply emotional and expressive, is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the African people who adapted to and enriched all of American culture.
NEGRO SPIRITUALS SONGS OF SURVIVAL
Negro spirituals were the first uniquely American music to come out of this country. European classics, Anglo ballads, hymns, and Irish jigs and reels dominated American music until the slaves created their songs of sorrow and hope to sustain them while the institution of slavery lasted. Spirituals were created over a 200-year period, but not until after the Civil War were most Americans aware of their existence. This music, so rich and varied, so deeply emotional and expressive, is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the African people who adapted to and enriched all of American culture.
Negrospirituals.com
Rural slaves used to stay after the regular worship services, in churches or in plantation “praise houses”, for singing and dancing.
Negrospirituals.com
Rural slaves used to stay after the regular worship services, in churches or in plantation “praise houses”, for singing and dancing.
Song Official Site of Negro Spirituals, Antique Gospel Music
See all the lyrics in alphabetical order, you will be able to choose among all the lyrics in our database.... Before 1865....... The tunes and the beats, before 1865.
Song Official Site of Negro Spirituals, Antique Gospel Music
See all the lyrics in alphabetical order, you will be able to choose among all the lyrics in our database.... Before 1865....... The tunes and the beats, before 1865.
The Pioneer Making Music-James' Story is History
The Pioneer Making Music-James' Story is History
The Spirituals Project
The Spirituals Project
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African History and Culture
Footsteps Magazine
FOOTSTEPS is a magazine designed for young people, their parents, and other individuals interested in discovering the scope, substance, and many often unheralded facts of African American heritage. It is an excellent classroom resource for teachers, a valuable research tool for students, and an important vehicle for bringing this rich heritage to people of all backgrounds. A must-see!
The African Cookbook
Traditional African recipes that celebrate the cultural diversity of the African continent!
The Congo Cookbook
A great collection of traditional recipes from many African countries!
Footsteps Magazine
FOOTSTEPS is a magazine designed for young people, their parents, and other individuals interested in discovering the scope, substance, and many often unheralded facts of African American heritage. It is an excellent classroom resource for teachers, a valuable research tool for students, and an important vehicle for bringing this rich heritage to people of all backgrounds. A must-see!
The African Cookbook
Traditional African recipes that celebrate the cultural diversity of the African continent!
The Congo Cookbook
A great collection of traditional recipes from many African countries!
Africa: The Cradle of Civilization
Africa is a place that has been misunderstood, its history largely ignored and distorted. Africa has only just begun to be studied in all its splendour and richness.
Africa: The Cradle of Civilization
Africa is a place that has been misunderstood, its history largely ignored and distorted. Africa has only just begun to be studied in all its splendour and richness.
Reclaiming Nile Valley Civilization
The Nile River Valley has played a unique role in human history. Because of its special ecology, featuring the annual overflow of rich soil from the Great Lakes regions of Central Africa, the banks of the Nile were able to support intensive agricultural development
Reclaiming Nile Valley Civilization
The Nile River Valley has played a unique role in human history. Because of its special ecology, featuring the annual overflow of rich soil from the Great Lakes regions of Central Africa, the banks of the Nile were able to support intensive agricultural development
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Civil War Service Records
Ancestors Page: Where the Ancestors Search for YOU!
Right here on our website.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Ancestors Page: Where the Ancestors Search for YOU!
Right here on our website.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
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Creole Heritage
Historical Maps and Panoramas of New Orleans
A rich assortment of maps that range from 1850, well into the 1900's. An excellent resource.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana
Have your passport ready to enter the Creole world of Louisiana at Laura Plantation, an historic sugar plantation built in 1805, the Guided Tour transports you into Louisiana's Creole Culture.
Louisiana Creole Heritage Center
Now has a searchable genealogy database!
Prejean - Sonnier - LeBlanc Family Web Site
The late 1800 descendants of the Prejean - Sonnier - LeBlanc family originated from Louisiana in the United States. Today there are over 500 family members living in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and as far away as Saudi Arabia.
Historical Maps and Panoramas of New Orleans
A rich assortment of maps that range from 1850, well into the 1900's. An excellent resource.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana
Have your passport ready to enter the Creole world of Louisiana at Laura Plantation, an historic sugar plantation built in 1805, the Guided Tour transports you into Louisiana's Creole Culture.
Louisiana Creole Heritage Center
Now has a searchable genealogy database!
Prejean - Sonnier - LeBlanc Family Web Site
The late 1800 descendants of the Prejean - Sonnier - LeBlanc family originated from Louisiana in the United States. Today there are over 500 family members living in Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and as far away as Saudi Arabia.
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Historical Maps and Land Records
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Government Land Office Record Search
Government Land Office Record Search
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Libraries and Archives
Manuscript Sources for African-American History
This guide, Manuscript Sources for African American History: A Descriptive List of Holdings in the Special Collections and Archives Division, has been compiled to assist researchers in locating materials relating to African Americans in Emory's manuscript and archival collections.
Manuscript Sources for African-American History
This guide, Manuscript Sources for African American History: A Descriptive List of Holdings in the Special Collections and Archives Division, has been compiled to assist researchers in locating materials relating to African Americans in Emory's manuscript and archival collections.
Southern Historical Collection--Robert Burton
Southern Historical Collection--Robert Burton
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Newspaper Obituaries
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts. An all-volunteer project and free website.
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts. An all-volunteer project and free website.
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Slavery and the Undergound Railroad
Slavery in the North
An excellent resource on Northern slavery and emancipation.
Slavery in the North
An excellent resource on Northern slavery and emancipation.
From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
From Revolution to Reconstruction Documents Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
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African American Books/Authors
Complicity
How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery
Complicity, by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, Jenifer Frank
How The North Promoted, Prolonged & Profited From Slavery
George Moses Horton, 1798?-ca.1880
Horton, George Moses (ca. 1797-ca.1883), poet, was born in Northampton County, the property of William Horton who also owned his mother, his five older half sisters, and his younger brother and three sisters. As a child, he moved with his master to Chatham County, taught himself to read, and began composing in his head a series of stanzas based on the rhythms in Wesley hymns.
Complicity
How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery
Complicity, by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, Jenifer Frank
How The North Promoted, Prolonged & Profited From Slavery
George Moses Horton, 1798?-ca.1880
Horton, George Moses (ca. 1797-ca.1883), poet, was born in Northampton County, the property of William Horton who also owned his mother, his five older half sisters, and his younger brother and three sisters. As a child, he moved with his master to Chatham County, taught himself to read, and began composing in his head a series of stanzas based on the rhythms in Wesley hymns.
CARTER G. WOODSON FREE NEGRO HEADS OF FAMILIES 1830 CENSUS
CARTER G. WOODSON FREE NEGRO HEADS OF FAMILIES 1830 CENSUS This book lists only the Head of Household, but does give an age range for that person and the number of individuals in that Household. Also, it will show State, County and Township where this individual was enumerated in the 1830 Federal Census
CARTER G. WOODSON FREE NEGRO HEADS OF FAMILIES 1830 CENSUS
CARTER G. WOODSON FREE NEGRO HEADS OF FAMILIES 1830 CENSUS This book lists only the Head of Household, but does give an age range for that person and the number of individuals in that Household. Also, it will show State, County and Township where this individual was enumerated in the 1830 Federal Census
Celebrating Black History: Books
Celebrating Black History: Books
Charles Warner Cansler
Cansler-Mathematical Wizard-Colored Teacher----Charles Warner Cansler was born in Maryville, Tennessee, on May 15, 1871. His mother, Laura Scott Cansler, was Knoxville's first black school teacher in 1864, when she got permission from Union Army General Ambrose Burnside to open a school for free blacks during the occupation of Knoxville.
Charles Warner Cansler
Cansler-Mathematical Wizard-Colored Teacher----Charles Warner Cansler was born in Maryville, Tennessee, on May 15, 1871. His mother, Laura Scott Cansler, was Knoxville's first black school teacher in 1864, when she got permission from Union Army General Ambrose Burnside to open a school for free blacks during the occupation of Knoxville.
Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize Winner
‘Known World’ tells story of black slave owner. Author Edward Jones won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Stories of oppression both home and abroad were rewarded with Pulitzer Prize as Edward P. Jones won the fiction prize for a novel about a black slave owner.
Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize Winner
‘Known World’ tells story of black slave owner. Author Edward Jones won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Stories of oppression both home and abroad were rewarded with Pulitzer Prize as Edward P. Jones won the fiction prize for a novel about a black slave owner.
Harriet Wilson's, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859)
Although lost to the reading public for over a century, Harriet Wilson's fictional autobiography, Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859), is of dual importance within the American literary tradition. Not only does it echo the conventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century slave and captivity narratives like those written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, but its sentimentalism typifies the style of much of nineteenth-century American popular fiction, particularly that written by women like Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Imbued with these diverse literary influences, Wilson's story of an indentured servant named Frado indicts slavery vis-a-vis the cultural cache that nineteenth- century sentimental fiction lent to the domestic sphere.
Harriet Wilson's, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859)
Although lost to the reading public for over a century, Harriet Wilson's fictional autobiography, Our Nig; or Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859), is of dual importance within the American literary tradition. Not only does it echo the conventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century slave and captivity narratives like those written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, but its sentimentalism typifies the style of much of nineteenth-century American popular fiction, particularly that written by women like Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Imbued with these diverse literary influences, Wilson's story of an indentured servant named Frado indicts slavery vis-a-vis the cultural cache that nineteenth- century sentimental fiction lent to the domestic sphere.
Many Books Regarding African Royalty
Also links for news and information regarding African Countries
Many Books Regarding African Royalty
Also links for news and information regarding African Countries
ROOTS RECOVERED
New Book Shows African Americans and West Indians How to Travel to Africa for Free or Very Cheaply and Trace Their Roots to Specific African Tribal Groups Using Inexpensive DNA Technology and Traditional Methods
ROOTS RECOVERED
New Book Shows African Americans and West Indians How to Travel to Africa for Free or Very Cheaply and Trace Their Roots to Specific African Tribal Groups Using Inexpensive DNA Technology and Traditional Methods
Runaway slaves!
American slaves were always looking for opportunities to be free, as John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger document in their recent book, Runaway Slaves. The authors researched plantation records, newspapers, diaries, runaway slave notices and other original documents.
Runaway slaves!
American slaves were always looking for opportunities to be free, as John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger document in their recent book, Runaway Slaves. The authors researched plantation records, newspapers, diaries, runaway slave notices and other original documents.
World's Greatest Classic Books - Uncle Tom's Cabin
World's Greatest Classic Books - Uncle Tom's Cabin
Zora Neale Hurston, American Author
Zora Neale Hurston, American Author
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African American Churches and Religion
AARDOC African-American Religion in the Atlantic World
AARDOC African-American Religion in the Atlantic World
African American Church FAQ
The Archives has many collections on ministry by or among African Americans, and their role in and contribution to the American church. Much of this material is recorded oral history interviews. Among these are Black Christian leaders such as John Perkins, Spencer Perkins, Tom Skinner, Bill Pannell, Crawford Loritts, Matthew Parker, Consuella York, and Michael Flowers; also included are interviews with individuals with involvement in black Plymouth Brethren congregations, such as Beverly Yates, Michael Flowers and B. Sam Hart.
African American Church FAQ
The Archives has many collections on ministry by or among African Americans, and their role in and contribution to the American church. Much of this material is recorded oral history interviews. Among these are Black Christian leaders such as John Perkins, Spencer Perkins, Tom Skinner, Bill Pannell, Crawford Loritts, Matthew Parker, Consuella York, and Michael Flowers; also included are interviews with individuals with involvement in black Plymouth Brethren congregations, such as Beverly Yates, Michael Flowers and B. Sam Hart.
Bishops of the African American Epsicopal Church
Bishops of the African American Epsicopal Church
Religious Tolerance
19th century to the present time
Religious Tolerance
19th century to the present time
The Church in the Southern Black Community
Collection of Electronic Texts
The Church in the Southern Black Community
Collection of Electronic Texts
TRADITIONAL DENOMINATIONS
As a consequence of the turmoil of freedom and the presence of the missionaries, southern Black churches that emerged after the war were often a compromise. Whatever church former slaves chose to join, the freedmen and women would not give up the religious practices that had helped them survive so many hard times during slavery. Southern Blacks in general, accepted the traditional denominations--Baptist, Methodist, etc.--but they often kept their own ministers and their less sedate worship practices. Among the major denominations, the Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal (AME) churches were the most successful in recruiting membership. The AME church, established and controlled by northern free Blacks, won out over its rival white dominated Methodist church but, African American membership in AME congregations was small compared to the Baptists who, by the end of Reconstruction outnumbered all other denominations combined.
TRADITIONAL DENOMINATIONS
As a consequence of the turmoil of freedom and the presence of the missionaries, southern Black churches that emerged after the war were often a compromise. Whatever church former slaves chose to join, the freedmen and women would not give up the religious practices that had helped them survive so many hard times during slavery. Southern Blacks in general, accepted the traditional denominations--Baptist, Methodist, etc.--but they often kept their own ministers and their less sedate worship practices. Among the major denominations, the Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal (AME) churches were the most successful in recruiting membership. The AME church, established and controlled by northern free Blacks, won out over its rival white dominated Methodist church but, African American membership in AME congregations was small compared to the Baptists who, by the end of Reconstruction outnumbered all other denominations combined.
Union Bethel AME Church--Celebrate African American History Month 2004--A Natio
Union Bethel AME Church--Celebrate African American History Month 2004--A Natio
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African American College and Education
The Black Family Network
Black family technology awareness.
US Black Engineer Magazine
US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine provides news and information about black technology, black engineering, black entrepreneurs, black education, black minority, black engineer of the year awards (BEYA) and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) from black community in US, UK, Caribbean and Africa.
The Black Family Network
Black family technology awareness.
US Black Engineer Magazine
US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine provides news and information about black technology, black engineering, black entrepreneurs, black education, black minority, black engineer of the year awards (BEYA) and historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) from black community in US, UK, Caribbean and Africa.
Black Excel -- The College Help Network
BLACK EXCEL services have expanded over the years to include an updated 350+ Scholarship List; a personalized College Help Package; a quarterly newsletter; a reference guide to 143 Historically Black Colleges, detailed profiles of individual schools (see below); and a Medical School Help Package.
Black Excel -- The College Help Network
BLACK EXCEL services have expanded over the years to include an updated 350+ Scholarship List; a personalized College Help Package; a quarterly newsletter; a reference guide to 143 Historically Black Colleges, detailed profiles of individual schools (see below); and a Medical School Help Package.
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African American Genealogy News, Workshops and Travel
AfricanHeritageTravel.com
The essential travel toolbox for travelers to Africa and the world. From AfricanHeritageTravel.com the traveler can find detailed information about any country in the world, identify the locations of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, find travel warnings for every country in the world, find information about visa and entry requirements for every country in the world, find embassy and consulate information for every country in the world as well as custom African tours and domestic and international travel.
AfricanHeritageTravel.com
The essential travel toolbox for travelers to Africa and the world. From AfricanHeritageTravel.com the traveler can find detailed information about any country in the world, identify the locations of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, find travel warnings for every country in the world, find information about visa and entry requirements for every country in the world, find embassy and consulate information for every country in the world as well as custom African tours and domestic and international travel.
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African American Genealogy/Mailing List
African American Genealogy/mailing list
African American Genealogy/mailing list
African-Ancestored Mailing Lists
African-Ancestored Mailing Lists
Freedmen Mailing Lists
Freedmen Mailing Lists
Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Mailing Lists
Genealogy Resources on the Internet - Mailing Lists
Native American Mailing Lists
Native American Mailing Lists
Uncategorized Mailing Lists
Uncategorized Mailing Lists
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African Americans Who Served Our Country in the Military
2nd Lt. Vernon Baker
African-American vet receives Medal of Honor Baker, 77, of St. Maries, Idaho, was one of seven African- American soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday for World War II valor, an achievement ignored for decades by the once-segregated Army.
Black Military Heroes
The United States military is today viewed by many as a great bastion of upward mobility for blacks and other minorities, but it has not always been receptive to black soldiers. Despite a sometimes hostile reception in official quarters, blacks have served their country with honor and bravery since the country's earliest days.
Black Military Heroes
The United States military is today viewed by many as a great bastion of upward mobility for blacks and other minorities, but it has not always been receptive to black soldiers. Despite a sometimes hostile reception in official quarters, blacks have served their country with honor and bravery since the country's earliest days.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A searchable database of Civil War service records, from the NPS.
Military Records
Many good references.
2nd Lt. Vernon Baker
African-American vet receives Medal of Honor Baker, 77, of St. Maries, Idaho, was one of seven African- American soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday for World War II valor, an achievement ignored for decades by the once-segregated Army.
Black Military Heroes
The United States military is today viewed by many as a great bastion of upward mobility for blacks and other minorities, but it has not always been receptive to black soldiers. Despite a sometimes hostile reception in official quarters, blacks have served their country with honor and bravery since the country's earliest days.
Black Military Heroes
The United States military is today viewed by many as a great bastion of upward mobility for blacks and other minorities, but it has not always been receptive to black soldiers. Despite a sometimes hostile reception in official quarters, blacks have served their country with honor and bravery since the country's earliest days.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A searchable database of Civil War service records, from the NPS.
Military Records
Many good references.
Burial and Memorial Benefits
Military Benefits and Services
Burial and Memorial Benefits
Military Benefits and Services
Fighting on Many Fronts--The African American in WWII
African Americans served bravely and with distinction in every theater of World War II, while simultaneously facing a struggle for their own civil rights from "the world's greatest democracy."
Fighting on Many Fronts--The African American in WWII
African Americans served bravely and with distinction in every theater of World War II, while simultaneously facing a struggle for their own civil rights from "the world's greatest democracy."
LEST WE FORGET
Our agenda is simple. The contributors and I offer you the history, culture, preservation efforts, and current events of African-Americans, other ethnic, non-ethnic groups and individuals. We focus on and emphasize their sacrifices, relationships, interactions, patriotism as well as their contributions to the growth and development of this great nation. Let us never forget them. Bennie J. McRae, Jr. - Researcher and Site Manager
LEST WE FORGET
Our agenda is simple. The contributors and I offer you the history, culture, preservation efforts, and current events of African-Americans, other ethnic, non-ethnic groups and individuals. We focus on and emphasize their sacrifices, relationships, interactions, patriotism as well as their contributions to the growth and development of this great nation. Let us never forget them. Bennie J. McRae, Jr. - Researcher and Site Manager
Memorial Administration
Memorial Administration
The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution
The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution
The NC-US Colored Troops Project
The NC-USCT Project is a volunteer, non-profit project. The data on the soldiers of the five US Colored Troop regiments formed in North Carolina is being transcribed company by company by our volunteer researchers. It is being posted to the regimental roster as each company is completed. An index has been added for your convenience. We hope to have all the data online as soon as possible, but until then, please be patient. If you would like to volunteer and join with us in this worthwhile project, please let us know. John B. McGowan and Charles P. Barnes
The NC-US Colored Troops Project
The NC-USCT Project is a volunteer, non-profit project. The data on the soldiers of the five US Colored Troop regiments formed in North Carolina is being transcribed company by company by our volunteer researchers. It is being posted to the regimental roster as each company is completed. An index has been added for your convenience. We hope to have all the data online as soon as possible, but until then, please be patient. If you would like to volunteer and join with us in this worthwhile project, please let us know. John B. McGowan and Charles P. Barnes
The Revolution's Black Soldiers
For several years I participated in Colonial Williamsburg's Brothers in Arms symposium on African- American soldiers in America's wars. When tensions between Dunmore and Virginia's ruling elite increased in early 1775, the ground was well prepared for his lordship to "arm all my own Negroes and receive all others that will come to me who I shall declare free," as he wrote to Dartmouth on March 1. Dunmore could argue that since the colonists were clamoring for English law, they could get a taste of it, Somersett and all. The slaves, on the other hand, considered the government in London and its local representatives to be sympathetic to their cause, and they were only waiting for the sign to take up arms to "reduce the refractory people of this Colony to obedience."
The Revolution's Black Soldiers
For several years I participated in Colonial Williamsburg's Brothers in Arms symposium on African- American soldiers in America's wars. When tensions between Dunmore and Virginia's ruling elite increased in early 1775, the ground was well prepared for his lordship to "arm all my own Negroes and receive all others that will come to me who I shall declare free," as he wrote to Dartmouth on March 1. Dunmore could argue that since the colonists were clamoring for English law, they could get a taste of it, Somersett and all. The slaves, on the other hand, considered the government in London and its local representatives to be sympathetic to their cause, and they were only waiting for the sign to take up arms to "reduce the refractory people of this Colony to obedience."
Welcome to the Black Patriots Foundation
In 1986, The U.S. Congress authorized the Black Patriots Foundation to raise private funds to erect the Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial in Constitution Gardens on The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Approved by the National Park Service and the National Capital Planning Commision, this Memorial will honor over 5,000 African Americans who courageously served the nation during the Revolutionary War.
Welcome to the Black Patriots Foundation
In 1986, The U.S. Congress authorized the Black Patriots Foundation to raise private funds to erect the Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial in Constitution Gardens on The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Approved by the National Park Service and the National Capital Planning Commision, this Memorial will honor over 5,000 African Americans who courageously served the nation during the Revolutionary War.
World War II Combat Medics
WWII African American Combat Medics Mr. Richard Benter is doing a research project on a WWII African American combat medic group. He has kindly asked me to post the names of the men who served bravely with this group during WWII. If you have any information related to the following group of men, please email myself or Mr. Benter at: RichardBenter@aol.com
World War II Combat Medics
WWII African American Combat Medics Mr. Richard Benter is doing a research project on a WWII African American combat medic group. He has kindly asked me to post the names of the men who served bravely with this group during WWII. If you have any information related to the following group of men, please email myself or Mr. Benter at: RichardBenter@aol.com
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African Roots DNA Tests, New Technology Reveals African Heritage
A Swab Begins A Path To His Past
Company uses DNA to connect with African roots
ROOTS RECOVERED! The Gateway for DNA Testing, Roots Tracking & African Heritage Travel
Do you want to know where you come from in Africa? Do you want to know how to use DNA and the science of genealogy to track your African Roots? Do you want to travel back to Africa, your ancestral home? Would you like to travel to Africa for free or on a shoestring budget? If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this site is for you!
A Swab Begins A Path To His Past
Company uses DNA to connect with African roots
ROOTS RECOVERED! The Gateway for DNA Testing, Roots Tracking & African Heritage Travel
Do you want to know where you come from in Africa? Do you want to know how to use DNA and the science of genealogy to track your African Roots? Do you want to travel back to Africa, your ancestral home? Would you like to travel to Africa for free or on a shoestring budget? If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this site is for you!
African Ancestry #1
African Ancestry #1
African Roots DNA Tests, New Technology Reveal African Heritage
NOT LONG AGO, an African American trying to trace his or her genealogy came up against a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: slavery. Even if a person's ancestry could be traced back through the slave years in this country, it was considered virtually impossible to determine where in Africa one's family originated
African Roots DNA Tests, New Technology Reveal African Heritage
NOT LONG AGO, an African American trying to trace his or her genealogy came up against a seemingly insurmountable obstacle: slavery. Even if a person's ancestry could be traced back through the slave years in this country, it was considered virtually impossible to determine where in Africa one's family originated
Anthropogenealogy Report
Thank you, Donald, for all your hard work and standing up for our people. It is an honor to be here [signing the guest book] and makes my heart happy. I am a grandmother to all people everywhere. My grandchildren are many and of all cultures. You have provided education for all people to learn from.
Anthropogenealogy Report
Thank you, Donald, for all your hard work and standing up for our people. It is an honor to be here [signing the guest book] and makes my heart happy. I am a grandmother to all people everywhere. My grandchildren are many and of all cultures. You have provided education for all people to learn from.
B.U. Bridge Boston University community's weekly newspaper
Author Maya Angelou once said that Africa “is more than just glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”
B.U. Bridge Boston University community's weekly newspaper
Author Maya Angelou once said that Africa “is more than just glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”
CNNfyi.com - Reclaiming their roots - September 13, 2000
Genetic test may allow African-Americans to recover the lost legacy of their ancestors.
CNNfyi.com - Reclaiming their roots - September 13, 2000
Genetic test may allow African-Americans to recover the lost legacy of their ancestors.
DNA helps find African roots
Howard University's genetic data match people with ancestors
DNA helps find African roots
Howard University's genetic data match people with ancestors
Genetics and Identity
When the sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2000, it was heralded as evidence that race was a cultural construction with little base in science. The sequencing apparently shows that approximately 99.9% of the human genome is the same in everybody, and that there is greater genetic variation within each race than there is between races.
Genetics and Identity
When the sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2000, it was heralded as evidence that race was a cultural construction with little base in science. The sequencing apparently shows that approximately 99.9% of the human genome is the same in everybody, and that there is greater genetic variation within each race than there is between races.
Professor Uses DNA to Help African Americans Trace Their History
As part of his science lesson, he explained that males pass onto other males the same Y chromosome. However, this chain can be easily broken if a male has only girls. Females pass the mitochondrial chromosome from mother to daughter.
Professor Uses DNA to Help African Americans Trace Their History
As part of his science lesson, he explained that males pass onto other males the same Y chromosome. However, this chain can be easily broken if a male has only girls. Females pass the mitochondrial chromosome from mother to daughter.
Wired News Helping Find African Roots
TRACE YOUR MATERNAL ANCESTRY You can find out whether your maternal line has African ancestry with a simple and easy test of your mitochondrial DNA. Click here to learn about the MatriClanTM Test Kit. TRACE YOUR PATERNAL ANCESTRY You can find out whether your paternal line has African ancestry with a simple and easy test of male Y-chromosome DNA. Click here to learn about the PatriClanTM Test Kit.
Wired News Helping Find African Roots
TRACE YOUR MATERNAL ANCESTRY You can find out whether your maternal line has African ancestry with a simple and easy test of your mitochondrial DNA. Click here to learn about the MatriClanTM Test Kit. TRACE YOUR PATERNAL ANCESTRY You can find out whether your paternal line has African ancestry with a simple and easy test of male Y-chromosome DNA. Click here to learn about the PatriClanTM Test Kit.
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Alabama Genealogy Information and Resources
1850 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL.
1860 Slave Schedule, Butler County, AL.
Black Families of Alabama's Black Belt
History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period
A new online book, originally published in 1851.
Talladega County, Alabama Index to Names of Slaveholders Found in Wills and Inventories, 1839-1865
1850 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL.
1860 Slave Schedule, Butler County, AL.
Black Families of Alabama's Black Belt
History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period
A new online book, originally published in 1851.
Talladega County, Alabama Index to Names of Slaveholders Found in Wills and Inventories, 1839-1865
(Website for The Friends of General Joe Wheeler Foundation) Pond Spring
The owner of more than 300 slaves, Benjamin Sherrod was an early Alabama "tycoon," with extensive and varied business interests. He also served as chief promoter and stockholder of the Tuscumbia, Courtland, and Decatur Railroad. Completed in 1834, this was the first railroad in Alabama and one of the earliest west of the Applachian Mountains.
(Website for The Friends of General Joe Wheeler Foundation) Pond Spring
The owner of more than 300 slaves, Benjamin Sherrod was an early Alabama "tycoon," with extensive and varied business interests. He also served as chief promoter and stockholder of the Tuscumbia, Courtland, and Decatur Railroad. Completed in 1834, this was the first railroad in Alabama and one of the earliest west of the Applachian Mountains.
1850 Slave Schedule Lawrence County, AL
1850 Slave Schedule Lawrence County, AL
1850, 1860 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL
1850, 1860 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL
1920 Census, Kingdom AL State Camp 69 All Negro Prinsoners - Bibb Co., AL
1920 Census, Kingdom AL State Camp 69 All Negro Prinsoners - Bibb Co., AL
Alabama African American Genealogy Research
Alabama African American Genealogy Research
Alabama Census Records
Numerous Census Records for several counties.
Alabama Census Records
Numerous Census Records for several counties.
AMASON WILLS OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
Sumter County, Alabama Will Books Volumes 2 and 3
AMASON WILLS OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
Sumter County, Alabama Will Books Volumes 2 and 3
Gee's Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama
A plantation named Gee's Bend was established in the very early 1800's on a huge bend in the Alabama River directly across the river from the present location of Camden, Alabama. The owner and creator of this prosperous plantation was Joseph Gee born March 12, 1763 in Sussex County, VA eldest son of Charles Gee and his second wife Elizabeth Dobie who later moved to Halifax, North Carolina. Joseph went to Wilcox County, AL where he built the plantation and he died at Mobile on Dec, 1, 1824. As I understand there is a romantic legend told in the area about Joseph Gee. Joseph is on the 1820 census of Wilcox County as a single male with eighteen slaves but according to the legend he had married the daughter of an Indian chief.
Gee's Bend, Wilcox County, Alabama
A plantation named Gee's Bend was established in the very early 1800's on a huge bend in the Alabama River directly across the river from the present location of Camden, Alabama. The owner and creator of this prosperous plantation was Joseph Gee born March 12, 1763 in Sussex County, VA eldest son of Charles Gee and his second wife Elizabeth Dobie who later moved to Halifax, North Carolina. Joseph went to Wilcox County, AL where he built the plantation and he died at Mobile on Dec, 1, 1824. As I understand there is a romantic legend told in the area about Joseph Gee. Joseph is on the 1820 census of Wilcox County as a single male with eighteen slaves but according to the legend he had married the daughter of an Indian chief.
Lauderdale County, Alabama Cemeteries - Master List
Many African American cemeteries.
Lauderdale County, Alabama Cemeteries - Master List
Many African American cemeteries.
Links to Online Census Records Washington Co., Alabama
1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedule; 1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedule;
Links to Online Census Records Washington Co., Alabama
1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedule; 1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedule;
New book on Autauga County containing African-American Information
DEATH NOTICES FROM THE PRATTVILLE PROGRESS (1890-1910)
New book on Autauga County containing African-American Information
DEATH NOTICES FROM THE PRATTVILLE PROGRESS (1890-1910)
The Alabama Folklife Association
The Alabama Folklife Association is a statewide non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote knowledge and appreciation of Alabama folklife through activities such as festivals, conferences, fieldwork, videos, recordings and publications
The Alabama Folklife Association
The Alabama Folklife Association is a statewide non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote knowledge and appreciation of Alabama folklife through activities such as festivals, conferences, fieldwork, videos, recordings and publications
THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ON SLAVES
THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ON SLAVES
The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists in Alabama
The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists in Alabama
THE WILSON GRANDBURY BUCHANAN FAMILY
The Flemings were first found living in Conecuh Co., Alabama on the 1820 census. At this time they had one son, three daughters and seven slaves. In 1830 they were in Covington Co., Alabama, with four sons, four daughters and twelve slaves. In 1840 they were still in Covington Co., with six sons and two daughters at home, plus 17 slaves.
THE WILSON GRANDBURY BUCHANAN FAMILY
The Flemings were first found living in Conecuh Co., Alabama on the 1820 census. At this time they had one son, three daughters and seven slaves. In 1830 they were in Covington Co., Alabama, with four sons, four daughters and twelve slaves. In 1840 they were still in Covington Co., with six sons and two daughters at home, plus 17 slaves.
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Arizona Genealogy Information and Resources
Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates
Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
Birth and Death Certificates
United States by State / Arizona / Arizona Counties
United States by State / Arizona / Arizona Counties
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Arkansas Genealogy Information and Resources
1860 Slave Schedule Ft. Smith Vicinity, AR
1860 Slave Schedule Ft. Smith Vicinity, AR
Slave Schedules
Pike County, Arkansas
Slave Schedules
Pike County, Arkansas
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Black Native Americans
1860 Slave Census Cherokee Nation
1860 Slave Census Cherokee Nation
African-Native American Documents
Dawes Rolls
African-Native American Documents
Dawes Rolls
Black Indians and Intertribal Native American Association
Black Indians and Intertribal Native American Association
Buffalo Soldiers, Black Cowboys, Black Native Americans, Black Westerners
Buffalo Soldiers, Black Cowboys, Black Native Americans, Black Westerners
ColorQ's Color Club Black Indians (Afro-Native Americans)
ColorQ's Color Club Black Indians (Afro-Native Americans)
Seminoles, Native Americans and African Bloodlines
Seminoles, Native Americans and African Bloodlines
The African-Native American History & Genealogy Webpage
The African-Native American History & Genealogy Webpage
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California Genealogy Information and Resources
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
African American Genealogical Society of Northern California
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Caribbean Genealogy Information and Resources
Caribbean Immigration
New resources from the Schomberg Center!
Haitian Immigration: Twentieth Century
From the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The African American Migration Experience: Haitian Immigration: 18th & 19th Centuries
An excellent new resource for researching Haitian ancestry, from the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Caribbean Immigration
New resources from the Schomberg Center!
Haitian Immigration: Twentieth Century
From the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The African American Migration Experience: Haitian Immigration: 18th & 19th Centuries
An excellent new resource for researching Haitian ancestry, from the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Afrigeneas Slave Research Forum - Bahamas Genealogy
Afrigeneas Slave Research Forum - Bahamas Genealogy
Bahamas Genealogy and Regional Resources - Planet Genealogy
This website is a great starting point for all Islands genealogy!
Bahamas Genealogy and Regional Resources - Planet Genealogy
This website is a great starting point for all Islands genealogy!
Bahamas Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Bahamas Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Bahamas Mailing Lists
Bahamas Mailing Lists
Bibliography of Bahamian Genealogy
Bibliography of Bahamian Genealogy
Caomhánach - Article - Irish slaves in the Caribbean
As the topic was politically sensitive, little has been written about this attempted genocide of the Irish, and what has been written has been camouflaged because it is an ugly and painfully brutal story. But the story should be told. The reign of Elizabeth I, English privateers captured 300 African Negroes, sold them as slaves, and initiated the English slave trade. Slavery was, of course, an old established commerce dating back into earliest history. Almost as soon as settlers landed in America, English privateers showed up with a good load of slaves to sell. The first load of African slaves brought to Virginia arrived at Jamestown in 1619.
Caomhánach - Article - Irish slaves in the Caribbean
As the topic was politically sensitive, little has been written about this attempted genocide of the Irish, and what has been written has been camouflaged because it is an ugly and painfully brutal story. But the story should be told. The reign of Elizabeth I, English privateers captured 300 African Negroes, sold them as slaves, and initiated the English slave trade. Slavery was, of course, an old established commerce dating back into earliest history. Almost as soon as settlers landed in America, English privateers showed up with a good load of slaves to sell. The first load of African slaves brought to Virginia arrived at Jamestown in 1619.
Caribbean and West Indies Genealogy from About.com
Caribbean and West Indies Genealogy from About.com
Caribbean Genealogy - Country Resources
Caribbean Genealogy - Country Resources
Caribbean Genealogy and Roots ... The Genealogy Beat
Caribbean Genealogy and Roots ... The Genealogy Beat
Caribseek
Caribseek
Cuba GenWeb Project
A few minutes browsing these pages can give you important leads and save you many hours of effort.
Cuba GenWeb Project
A few minutes browsing these pages can give you important leads and save you many hours of effort.
Cuba Once Haven of Carribean
Aside from Spanish immigrants, slaves from Africa were imported as early as 1513. It was not until about 1592, however, when sugar and tobacco became important to the economy that large numbers of slaves were imported into the island. The legal importation of slaves into Cuba ended in 1834, but, illegal importation and the institution of slavery continued until slavery was abolished in 1886.
Cuba Once Haven of Carribean
Aside from Spanish immigrants, slaves from Africa were imported as early as 1513. It was not until about 1592, however, when sugar and tobacco became important to the economy that large numbers of slaves were imported into the island. The legal importation of slaves into Cuba ended in 1834, but, illegal importation and the institution of slavery continued until slavery was abolished in 1886.
Cuban Genealogy Center
Cuban Genealogy Center
Cyndi's List: West Indies
Cyndi's List: West Indies
Family History of Jamaica, West Indies
Family History of Jamaica, West Indies
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN HAITI
"The idea of doing genealogical research is hot yet widespread in Haiti. Some individuals have done research on their own, but there exists no organized genealogical group, nor is there a genealogical library. "Under the auspices of the Haitian National Institute of Culture and Arts (INAHCA), presided by Her Excellency, Madame Michele B. Duvalier, wife of Haiti's president, a program has been undertaken to discover and to bring to Haitian an appreciation of their national heritage. INAHCA directs the National Library, the National Pantheon and Museum, the National Archives, the National School of Fine Arts, and is currently directing an archeological "dig" in Haiti, excavating a site which has been inhabited continuously for more than two thousand years.
GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN HAITI
"The idea of doing genealogical research is hot yet widespread in Haiti. Some individuals have done research on their own, but there exists no organized genealogical group, nor is there a genealogical library. "Under the auspices of the Haitian National Institute of Culture and Arts (INAHCA), presided by Her Excellency, Madame Michele B. Duvalier, wife of Haiti's president, a program has been undertaken to discover and to bring to Haitian an appreciation of their national heritage. INAHCA directs the National Library, the National Pantheon and Museum, the National Archives, the National School of Fine Arts, and is currently directing an archeological "dig" in Haiti, excavating a site which has been inhabited continuously for more than two thousand years.
Genealogie D'Haiti Et De Saint-Domingue
Genealogie D'Haiti Et De Saint-Domingue
Genealogy of Jamaica
The coordinator of this World GenWeb Page is Madeleine Mitchell, who was born and brought up in Jamaica. She has been researching her family history for 18 years.
Genealogy of Jamaica
The coordinator of this World GenWeb Page is Madeleine Mitchell, who was born and brought up in Jamaica. She has been researching her family history for 18 years.
Genealogy of the West Indies
Genealogy of the West Indies
Haiti Country Genealogy and Regional Resources - Planet Genealogy
Haiti Country Genealogy and Regional Resources - Planet Genealogy
Haiti Genealogy Forum
Haiti Genealogy Forum
Haiti Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Haiti Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Jamaica Census, 1670
Jamaica Census, 1670
Jamaica Genealogy
Jamaica Genealogy
Jamaica Genealogy Forum
Jamaica Genealogy Forum
Jamaica Genealogy Resources at CousinConnect.com
Jamaica Genealogy Resources at CousinConnect.com
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
This Jamaica, West Indies, genealogy research site contains transcriptions from various nineteenth century Jamaica Almanacs (which list property owners and civil and military officials), the complete text of "Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies" written in 1875 by J. H. Lawrence-Archer, Jamaica Directories for 1878, 1891 and 1910, excerpts from other books, and extractions from Jamaican Vital Records (Church records and Civil Registration), Wills, newspapers, and other documents.
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
This Jamaica, West Indies, genealogy research site contains transcriptions from various nineteenth century Jamaica Almanacs (which list property owners and civil and military officials), the complete text of "Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies" written in 1875 by J. H. Lawrence-Archer, Jamaica Directories for 1878, 1891 and 1910, excerpts from other books, and extractions from Jamaican Vital Records (Church records and Civil Registration), Wills, newspapers, and other documents.
Jamaican Genealogy from About.com
Jamaican Genealogy from About.com
Jamaican Genealogy Homepages on the Web
Jamaican Genealogy Homepages on the Web
Links to Other Web Sites Useful to Cuban Genealogy
Links to Other Web Sites Useful to Cuban Genealogy
Passenger Lists
If any of your ancestors emigrated to Cuba from Spain prior to 1600, you should search for their names in the following published compilations of passenger lists.
Passenger Lists
If any of your ancestors emigrated to Cuba from Spain prior to 1600, you should search for their names in the following published compilations of passenger lists.
Peurto Rico: Society and Culture: Genealogy
Peurto Rico: Society and Culture: Genealogy
Portugese of the West Indies
Portugese of the West Indies
Puerto Rican Genealogy from About.com
Puerto Rican Genealogy from About.com
Puerto Rico Genealogy Forum
Puerto Rico Genealogy Forum
Puerto Rico Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Puerto Rico Genealogy Queries at CousinConnect.com
Puerto Rico Genealogy Resource Center
Puerto Rico Genealogy Resource Center
Slave Register for Kingston 1817.
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library Home Manumissions- slaves freed Samples- fast access to some free pages Photos Members- "Home base" for subscribers Subscribe - charge a subscription to this site Researcher- available to do your genealogy research Message Board Surname Interest List
Slave Register for Kingston 1817.
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library Home Manumissions- slaves freed Samples- fast access to some free pages Photos Members- "Home base" for subscribers Subscribe - charge a subscription to this site Researcher- available to do your genealogy research Message Board Surname Interest List
Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba 1790-1820
This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on slave trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820. Specifically, the data file contains information on the Cuban port of arrival, date of arrival, type of ship, nationality of ship, number of slaves landed, African sailing date, slave mortality, number of slaves by sex, name and captain of ship. For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.
Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba 1790-1820
This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on slave trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820. Specifically, the data file contains information on the Cuban port of arrival, date of arrival, type of ship, nationality of ship, number of slaves landed, African sailing date, slave mortality, number of slaves by sex, name and captain of ship. For more information, please read the Study Description and consult the Online Codebook.
The Caribbean GenWeb Project
The Caribbean GenWeb Project
The Genealogy of Puerto Rico
The Genealogy of Puerto Rico
West Indies Cemetery Records
West Indies Cemetery Records
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Colonial American Genealogy Information and Resources
Colonial African-Americans
Colonial African-Americans
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Connecticut Genealogy Information and Resources
Negro Slavery In Connecticut
Negro Slavery In Connecticut
Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library
Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library
Slavery in Connecticut 1640-1848
Slavery in Connecticut 1640-1848
Steiner, History of Slavery in Connecticut
Steiner, History of Slavery in Connecticut
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Death Indexes, Records and Databases
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Databases
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Databases
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Delaware Genealogy Information and Resources
Blacks in Delaware Catholic Records
Blacks in Delaware Catholic Records
Del Co Slaves in 1780 5-15-1999
Del Co Slaves in 1780 5-15-1999
History of Delaware County - Ashmead, Ch. XXI, (Page 204)
History of Delaware County - Ashmead, Ch. XXI, (Page 204)
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Florida Genealogy Information and Resources
Black Heritage Museum--Middleburg, FL
Housed in a one-room school dating from the late 1800's, the assembled collection offers a unique glimpse through objects and artifacts of the Black culture and a way of life dating back to before the turn of the century.
Early Hernando and Pasco County, FL African American History
Jeff Cannon is doing vital work on African American cemeteries and Freedmen's records for Pasco and Hernando Counties (all Alachua County, originally). This is new and vital research!
Florida Family Group Sheet for the Jonathan KNIGHT Family
Prior to Florida becoming a state in 1845, Jonathan Knight moved his family, thirteen slaves, horses, cattle to land he bought near Middleburg, Florida which at the time was in Duval County, but is now located in Clay County, Florida.
Jacksonville, Florida--History (Bigelow Society)
"At Arlington was the Sammis Plantation. Mr. Sammis' wife was an African Princess. (Explore all the highlighted areas.)
Orange Park (Lakeside), FL
In 1803, one thousand acres on the western bank of the St. Johns River, bounded on the South by Doctor's Lake, was purchased by Zephaniah Kingsley, for starting his new plantation, called Laurel Grove, for the many laurel trees.
The 1885 State Census of Escambia County, Florida
Newly transcribed by dedicated volunteers.
Black Heritage Museum--Middleburg, FL
Housed in a one-room school dating from the late 1800's, the assembled collection offers a unique glimpse through objects and artifacts of the Black culture and a way of life dating back to before the turn of the century.
Early Hernando and Pasco County, FL African American History
Jeff Cannon is doing vital work on African American cemeteries and Freedmen's records for Pasco and Hernando Counties (all Alachua County, originally). This is new and vital research!
Florida Family Group Sheet for the Jonathan KNIGHT Family
Prior to Florida becoming a state in 1845, Jonathan Knight moved his family, thirteen slaves, horses, cattle to land he bought near Middleburg, Florida which at the time was in Duval County, but is now located in Clay County, Florida.
Jacksonville, Florida--History (Bigelow Society)
"At Arlington was the Sammis Plantation. Mr. Sammis' wife was an African Princess. (Explore all the highlighted areas.)
Orange Park (Lakeside), FL
In 1803, one thousand acres on the western bank of the St. Johns River, bounded on the South by Doctor's Lake, was purchased by Zephaniah Kingsley, for starting his new plantation, called Laurel Grove, for the many laurel trees.
The 1885 State Census of Escambia County, Florida
Newly transcribed by dedicated volunteers.
1860 Slave Schedule Duval County, FL
1860 Slave Schedule Duval County, FL
1870 Census African Americans Jacksonville, Duval County, FL
1870 Census African Americans Jacksonville, Duval County, FL
Alachua County, FL Genealogical Society's Virtual Cemetery Project
Online cemeteries of Alachua County, FL
Alachua County, FL Genealogical Society's Virtual Cemetery Project
Online cemeteries of Alachua County, FL
Hillsborough County, FL History
Hillsborough County Census Records, and many other records.
Hillsborough County, FL History
Hillsborough County Census Records, and many other records.
Jefferson County, FL Freedmen's Bureau Employees
Jefferson County, FL Freedmen's Bureau Employees
Local & Family History in Jacksonville, Florida
Many very good articles included on this page.
Local & Family History in Jacksonville, Florida
Many very good articles included on this page.
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Genealogy - Routes of Passage
Angel Island Immigration Station
Angel Island Immigration Station
Great Ships
Great Ships
Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Sources -
Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Sources -
National Archives of Canada Immigration Records
National Archives of Canada Immigration Records
Olive Tree Genealogy
Olive Tree Genealogy
Peopling North America: Population Movements and Migration
Peopling North America: Population Movements and Migration
TheShipsList
TheShipsList
US Ports of Arrival and Their Available Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
US Ports of Arrival and Their Available Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
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General Genealogy Resources
Ancestor Hunt: Free Genealogy Search Engines
Here you will find an extensive list of free genealogy databases!
People Search Resources
Resource site for everything to do with searching for people. Full of newsletters, articles, links and other resources - ALL FREE.
Prison Search: Genealogical Prison Records
Ancestor Hunt: Free Genealogy Search Engines
Here you will find an extensive list of free genealogy databases!
People Search Resources
Resource site for everything to do with searching for people. Full of newsletters, articles, links and other resources - ALL FREE.
Prison Search: Genealogical Prison Records
Ancestors: PBS
Ancestors: PBS
Captive Passage - Resources
Captive Passage - Resources
Cyndi's List - African-American
Cyndi's List - African-American
Family Search
Family Search
Free Genealogy Lookups
Free Genealogy Lookups
GeneaLinks: A Marriage Records Database
GeneaLinks: A marriage records database and links to genealogy and history sites to help visitors find genealogy information on the Internet.
GeneaLinks: A Marriage Records Database
GeneaLinks: A marriage records database and links to genealogy and history sites to help visitors find genealogy information on the Internet.
RootsWeb Home Page
RootsWeb Home Page
The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree
USGenNet
USGenNet
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Georgia Genealogy Information and Resources
Fulton County, GA African American Marriages
Lots more great information on this site, including newspaper abstracts from across America!
Fulton County, GA African American Marriages
Lots more great information on this site, including newspaper abstracts from across America!
1860 Slave Schedule Banks County, GA
1860 Slave Schedule Banks County, GA
1860 Slave Schedule Rabun Co., GA
This schedule was enumerated by James Bleckley and consists of three pages. The second and third pages are short pages. The only date given, 5th June 1860, was at the top of the first page. No enumerator's districts were given.
1860 Slave Schedule Rabun Co., GA
This schedule was enumerated by James Bleckley and consists of three pages. The second and third pages are short pages. The only date given, 5th June 1860, was at the top of the first page. No enumerator's districts were given.
1910 GEORGIA CENSUS - ATLANTA - FULTON CO. - COUNTY CONVICT CAMP
1910 GEORGIA CENSUS - ATLANTA - FULTON CO. - COUNTY CONVICT CAMP
Burke County, GA - Wills
Burke County, GA - Wills
Burke County, Georgia 1850 slaveholders and 1870 African Americans
Burke County, Georgia 1850 slaveholders and 1870 African Americans
Camden County Deed Abstracts
Camden County Deed Abstracts
GAGenWeb Project - Irwin County, GA
GAGenWeb Project - Irwin County, GA
Georgia African American Genealogy
Georgia African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for African American's prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who's research can also be hampered by the available records.
Georgia African American Genealogy
Georgia African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for African American's prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who's research can also be hampered by the available records.
Georgia Census Data Records Online
1820 Federal Census 1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedules - Scull Shoals District 1860 Federal Census - Slave Schedules - Scull Shoals District 1880 Federal Census - Mortality Schedule
Georgia Census Data Records Online
1820 Federal Census 1850 Federal Census - Slave Schedules - Scull Shoals District 1860 Federal Census - Slave Schedules - Scull Shoals District 1880 Federal Census - Mortality Schedule
Georgia Division of Public Health Vital Records
Georgia Division of Public Health Vital Records
Georgia GenWeb Project-Burke County, GA
Georgia GenWeb Project-Burke County, GA
Meriwether County, GA querries....slaves
Meriwether County, GA querries....slaves
RootsWeb Genealogy Mailing Lists USA-GA
RootsWeb Genealogy Mailing Lists USA-GA
SLAVES IN COBB COUNTY GEORGIA
SLAVES IN COBB COUNTY GEORGIA
The Bryan-Lang Library/The Crypt Genealogy & History
The Bryan-Lang Library/The Crypt Genealogy & History
The Crypt--Crypt History of Camden and Charlton Counties, GA
The Crypt--Crypt History of Camden and Charlton Counties, GA
USGenWeb Census Project - Georgia
USGenWeb Census Project - Georgia
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Gullah Language and Culture
Gullah Language and Culture
The Gullah language, a Creole blend of Elizabethan English and African languages, was born of necessity on Africa's slave coast, and developed in the slave communities of the isolated plantations of the coastal South. Even after the sea islands were freed in 1861, the Gullah speech flourished because access to the islands was by water only until the 1950's.
Gullah Language and Culture
The Gullah language, a Creole blend of Elizabethan English and African languages, was born of necessity on Africa's slave coast, and developed in the slave communities of the isolated plantations of the coastal South. Even after the sea islands were freed in 1861, the Gullah speech flourished because access to the islands was by water only until the 1950's.
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Hawaii Genealogy Information and Resources
Hawaii African American Genealogy
Hawaii African American Genealogy
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Historic Preservation
Southeast Regional African American Preservation Alliance
The mission of the Alliance is to encourage the preservation of African American history, sites and culture and to give assistance in forming local and statewide preservation networks.
Southeast Regional African American Preservation Alliance
The mission of the Alliance is to encourage the preservation of African American history, sites and culture and to give assistance in forming local and statewide preservation networks.
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Historic Preservation/African American Cemeteries
A Visual Remembrance: African Slave Markers in Colonial Newport
Breathtaking, reverent and awe inspiring photos of historic slave burial markers, with narratives and historical background. Be sure to visit this incredible site!
A Visual Remembrance: African Slave Markers in Colonial Newport
Breathtaking, reverent and awe inspiring photos of historic slave burial markers, with narratives and historical background. Be sure to visit this incredible site!
African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.
The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. (AAHPF), a not for profit 501©(3) organization, that is dedicated to the preservation of African American history and historical sites was established in June 1994 by E. Renee Ingram. The Foundation was created as a result of Ms. Ingram’s efforts to preserve her family’s cemetery, an endangered rural cemetery, which ultimately was placed on the Commonwealth of Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The Stanton Family Cemetery was the first free African American privately held cemetery to be placed on these registers in the country. AAHPF has been primarily engaged in activities that include the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions
African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.
The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. (AAHPF), a not for profit 501©(3) organization, that is dedicated to the preservation of African American history and historical sites was established in June 1994 by E. Renee Ingram. The Foundation was created as a result of Ms. Ingram’s efforts to preserve her family’s cemetery, an endangered rural cemetery, which ultimately was placed on the Commonwealth of Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The Stanton Family Cemetery was the first free African American privately held cemetery to be placed on these registers in the country. AAHPF has been primarily engaged in activities that include the preservation, maintenance, and awareness of endangered or little-known African American historical sites in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions
Cherokee African-American Cemetery - Sebastian County, Arkansas
Contributed by Eddie Hopper, Feb 04, 2001 ... Total records 109
Cherokee African-American Cemetery - Sebastian County, Arkansas
Contributed by Eddie Hopper, Feb 04, 2001 ... Total records 109
Digital Cemetery Photography
Learn some tips for photographing tombstones with a digital camera.
Digital Cemetery Photography
Learn some tips for photographing tombstones with a digital camera.
Search Obituaries Online
Doing genealogy research? Search obituary and cemetery records at the sites given on this Website.
Search Obituaries Online
Doing genealogy research? Search obituary and cemetery records at the sites given on this Website.
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Illinois Genealogy Information and Resources
Illinois Slave Era Insurance Policy Registry
Pursuant to Public Act 93-0333, effective January 1, 2004, every licensed insurer was required to report to the Director information regarding policies issued to slaveholders for death or damage of their slaves that it wrote either directly or through a predecessor corporation during the slavery era. The information was compiled into a report that is available to the public. Contains information from many slaveholding states, not only Illinois!
Illinois Slave Era Insurance Policy Registry
Pursuant to Public Act 93-0333, effective January 1, 2004, every licensed insurer was required to report to the Director information regarding policies issued to slaveholders for death or damage of their slaves that it wrote either directly or through a predecessor corporation during the slavery era. The information was compiled into a report that is available to the public. Contains information from many slaveholding states, not only Illinois!
Early Slaves of Madison County, IL
Early Slaves of Madison County, IL
Illinois Database of Servitude and Emancipation Records
Illinois Database of Servitude and Emancipation Records
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Indiana Genealogy Information and Resources
Indiana African American Genealogy
Indiana African American Genealogy
Indiana African-American Resources
Indiana African-American Resources
Indiana Emigrants to Liberia
Indiana Emigrants to Liberia
Indiana State Archives - Family History
Indiana State Archives - Family History
Overview of Freetown Village
Freetown Village is a living history museum which depicts the lives and lifestyles of free African Americans in the year 1870. Freetown Village is a symbolic community representing many of the predominantly African American settlements scattered throughout Indiana during the post-Civil War years.
Overview of Freetown Village
Freetown Village is a living history museum which depicts the lives and lifestyles of free African Americans in the year 1870. Freetown Village is a symbolic community representing many of the predominantly African American settlements scattered throughout Indiana during the post-Civil War years.
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Juneteenth History and Celebrations
Electronic Village: Juneteenth...The African American Independence Day!
Electronic Village: Juneteenth...The African American Independence Day!
History of Juneteenth
History of Juneteenth
InfoPlease: Juneteenth, African American Emancipation Day
InfoPlease: Juneteenth, African American Emancipation Day
JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
A TRADITIONAL AFRIKAN LIBATION FOR THOSE ANCESTORS WHO MADE JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION FREEDOM POSSIBLE
JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
A TRADITIONAL AFRIKAN LIBATION FOR THOSE ANCESTORS WHO MADE JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION FREEDOM POSSIBLE
Juneteenth Heritage Festival, Anniston, AL
Info on Juneteenth Celebration in Anniston, and the history of the Celebration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth Heritage Festival, Anniston, AL
Info on Juneteenth Celebration in Anniston, and the history of the Celebration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth.com Worldwide Celebration!
Lots of info on the Celebration of Juneteenth, with listings of events near you!
Juneteenth.com Worldwide Celebration!
Lots of info on the Celebration of Juneteenth, with listings of events near you!
The Meaning of Juneteenth: Freedom
The Meaning of Juneteenth: Freedom
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Kentucky Genealogy Information and Resources
FAYETTE COUNTY KY NEWSPAPERS
Excellent resource!
Western State Hospital, Christian County, KY
A guide to genealogical information about early patients of Western State Hospital (Asylum) as part of Christian County, KY KyGenWeb.
FAYETTE COUNTY KY NEWSPAPERS
Excellent resource!
Western State Hospital, Christian County, KY
A guide to genealogical information about early patients of Western State Hospital (Asylum) as part of Christian County, KY KyGenWeb.
1922 Attucks HS Yearbook, Hopkinsville, KY
1922 Attucks HS Yearbook, Hopkinsville, KY
Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky March 4, 1877
Genius inventor, and businessman Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky March 4, 1877 to Sidney and Elizabeth (Reed) Morgan. Elizabeth Morgan had been a slave freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. She and Sidney had eleven children, Garrett Morgan was the seventh.
Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky March 4, 1877
Genius inventor, and businessman Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky March 4, 1877 to Sidney and Elizabeth (Reed) Morgan. Elizabeth Morgan had been a slave freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. She and Sidney had eleven children, Garrett Morgan was the seventh.
Kentucky African American Griots: Telling Our Story Through History and Genealogical Data
Kentucky African American Griots: Telling Our Story Through History and Genealogical Data
Kentucky Genealogical Society, Online Archives and Projects
There are many references and resources available at this website.
Kentucky Genealogical Society, Online Archives and Projects
There are many references and resources available at this website.
Miscellaneous Records of Free Persons of Color, Caldwell County, KY
Brenda Jerome Shares Extensive Research, with References!
Miscellaneous Records of Free Persons of Color, Caldwell County, KY
Brenda Jerome Shares Extensive Research, with References!
Notable Kentucky African Americans
Notable Kentucky African Americans
Proceedings for the Hancock County Court, extracted from Minute Book 1, page A
Proceedings for the Hancock County Court, extracted from Minute Book 1, page A
Todd County, Kentucky, Will Book Index
Index of Wills in Probate Records for Todd County Kentucky 1844-1848
Todd County, Kentucky, Will Book Index
Index of Wills in Probate Records for Todd County Kentucky 1844-1848
WebPages, Emphasis on Genealogy
"I also started creating indexes for other genealogists, other organizations, and even a couple of genealogical publishers. Before I knew it, I had a sizeable collection of index entries. I think this collection should be made accessible to the public, since it now contains over 3.1 million entries, from all kinds of resources. It's mainly on Kentucky, but there's things in there from all over, including lots from the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia."
WebPages, Emphasis on Genealogy
"I also started creating indexes for other genealogists, other organizations, and even a couple of genealogical publishers. Before I knew it, I had a sizeable collection of index entries. I think this collection should be made accessible to the public, since it now contains over 3.1 million entries, from all kinds of resources. It's mainly on Kentucky, but there's things in there from all over, including lots from the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia."
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Lesson Plans for Teachers--More plans at: By Teachers For Teachers--Teachers Idea Bank
Perceptions of "Race" from Around the World
The ColorQ website invites cross cultural comparisons of perceptions of "race."
Perceptions of "Race" from Around the World
The ColorQ website invites cross cultural comparisons of perceptions of "race."
Activity 3: Point of View: Accounts of Former Slaveholders
Slavery is most often studied from the point-of-view of the slaveholder, since written records are numerous. This lesson studies slavery from the view of slaveholders. James A. Tait was a wealthy slaveholder in Wilcox County, Alabama. He recorded notes about his slaves, including births and family relationships, in a memorandum book. He also recorded his thoughts and advice to his children on the mangement of slaves and his plantation. We can also learn about slavery from the point-of-view of slaveholders through interviews done in the twentieth century.
Activity 3: Point of View: Accounts of Former Slaveholders
Slavery is most often studied from the point-of-view of the slaveholder, since written records are numerous. This lesson studies slavery from the view of slaveholders. James A. Tait was a wealthy slaveholder in Wilcox County, Alabama. He recorded notes about his slaves, including births and family relationships, in a memorandum book. He also recorded his thoughts and advice to his children on the mangement of slaves and his plantation. We can also learn about slavery from the point-of-view of slaveholders through interviews done in the twentieth century.
African American Story Bible Quilts by Harriet Powers (1837-1911)
African American Story Bible Quilts by Harriet Powers (1837-1911)
African-American History and Culture
African-American History and Culture
Anna Kingsley
Teacher's Guide and Educational Activities
Anna Kingsley
Teacher's Guide and Educational Activities
Colonial America 1600-1775, K12 Resources
Colonial America 1600-1775, K12 Resources
Dicoveryschool.com: Antislavery Sentiments Lesson Plan
Dicoveryschool.com: Antislavery Sentiments Lesson Plan
Lane Debates - Resources
Lane Debates - Resources
Lane Debates Reenactment
Lane Debates Reenactment
Lesson Planet - Search Results for Slaves
Lesson Planet - Search Results for Slaves
Native American History Class Projects
Native American History Class Projects
Teaching With Documents: The Amistad Case
Teaching With Documents: The Amistad Case
The Gullah Dialect and Sea Island Culture
Classroom Activities Sea Island Adventures for Students & Teachers
The Gullah Dialect and Sea Island Culture
Classroom Activities Sea Island Adventures for Students & Teachers
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction.
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction.
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Louisiana Genealogy Information and Resources
Historical Maps and Panoramas of New Orleans
A rich assortment of maps from the 1850s to the 1930s.
THE LOUISIANA NATIVE GUARDS
The first black soldiers in theUnion Army during the Civil War.
Historical Maps and Panoramas of New Orleans
A rich assortment of maps from the 1850s to the 1930s.
THE LOUISIANA NATIVE GUARDS
The first black soldiers in theUnion Army during the Civil War.
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy
Daily Life in the Quarters of Ashland Belle Helene Plantation
In contrast to the harsh working conditions in the fields and in the sugarhouse, slaves and freedmen did enjoy a limited social life. Because their mobility was limited, social interaction and family life was more, rather than less important to slaves and freedmen. The quarters and the relative privacy they provided from the direct supervision of the master and overseer was vital to their sense of family and provided them with a small measure of independence. The cabins were also the place where traditional beliefs were practiced and passed on from parents to children. There are virtually no objective written accounts of the daily life of slaves and freedmen.
Daily Life in the Quarters of Ashland Belle Helene Plantation
In contrast to the harsh working conditions in the fields and in the sugarhouse, slaves and freedmen did enjoy a limited social life. Because their mobility was limited, social interaction and family life was more, rather than less important to slaves and freedmen. The quarters and the relative privacy they provided from the direct supervision of the master and overseer was vital to their sense of family and provided them with a small measure of independence. The cabins were also the place where traditional beliefs were practiced and passed on from parents to children. There are virtually no objective written accounts of the daily life of slaves and freedmen.
USGenWeb Archives African American Genealogy, Louisiana Table of Contents (2)
USGenWeb Archives African American Genealogy, Louisiana Table of Contents (2)
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Maine Genealogy Information and Resources
Maine African American Genealogy
Maine African American Genealogy
The First African American Settler of Auburn, Maine
The First African American Settler of Auburn, Maine
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Maryland Genealogy Information and Resources
Gunston Hall Plantation Probate Inventory Database
Virginia and Maryland probate inventories. 300+ transcriptions recorded between 1740 and 1810.
Gunston Hall Plantation Probate Inventory Database
Virginia and Maryland probate inventories. 300+ transcriptions recorded between 1740 and 1810.
African American History at the Maryland State Archives
African American History at the Maryland State Archives
African American Resources - Maryland State Archives
African American Resources - Maryland State Archives
The Jesuit Plantation Project: Maryland's Jesuit Plantations
The Jesuit Plantation Project: Maryland's Jesuit Plantations
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Massachusetts Genealogy Information and Resources
Massachusetts Indian Genealogy
Massachusetts Indian Genealogy
Massachusetts Local History
Massachusetts Local History
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Michigan Genealogy Information and Resources
Michigan People of Color
Michigan People of Color
PBS series chronicles slavery
"Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery" is an intensely enriching and educational documentary. This four-part series makes a journey from the birth of slavery in America to its constitutional abolishment in the Civil War, and also explores the implications that slavery has had on current racial politics and race relations."
PBS series chronicles slavery
"Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery" is an intensely enriching and educational documentary. This four-part series makes a journey from the birth of slavery in America to its constitutional abolishment in the Civil War, and also explores the implications that slavery has had on current racial politics and race relations."
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Mississippi Genealogy Information and Resources
Early Gilleylens of color in Monroe Co., Mississippi
Gilliland Family Forum: African American Gilliland/Gilleylen families in Monroe County, Mississippi
Gilliland Slave Records and Registers
Slave Records in the Gilliland Family Library at GillilandTrails.org
Early Gilleylens of color in Monroe Co., Mississippi
Gilliland Family Forum: African American Gilliland/Gilleylen families in Monroe County, Mississippi
Gilliland Slave Records and Registers
Slave Records in the Gilliland Family Library at GillilandTrails.org
1840 Carroll County Federal Census
Federal, State, County - Census, Mortality, Slave and other Data Carroll County, Mississippi
1840 Carroll County Federal Census
Federal, State, County - Census, Mortality, Slave and other Data Carroll County, Mississippi
1860 Mortality Schedule Attala County, MS ... Includes Slaves
1860 Mortality Schedule Attala County, MS ... Includes Slaves
1860 Noxubee County, Mississippi Mortality Schedule
1860 Noxubee County, Mississippi Mortality Schedule
1860 Slave Schedule - Jefferson County, Mississippi
1860 Slave Schedule - Jefferson County, Mississippi
1860 Slave Schedule Copiah County, MS
1860 Slave Schedule Copiah County, MS
African-American Archaeology at The University of Southern Mississippi
The study of African Americans is the investigation of our more recent past. The artifacts we uncover consist of bits of glass bottles, pieces of animal bones (food remains), broken dishes, rusty nails, bricks, buttons, house foundations, and other everyday objects. These objects allow us to reconstruct what everyday life was like. For people who left few or no written records, archaeology is the ONLY way to get information.
African-American Archaeology at The University of Southern Mississippi
The study of African Americans is the investigation of our more recent past. The artifacts we uncover consist of bits of glass bottles, pieces of animal bones (food remains), broken dishes, rusty nails, bricks, buttons, house foundations, and other everyday objects. These objects allow us to reconstruct what everyday life was like. For people who left few or no written records, archaeology is the ONLY way to get information.
African-American history sources by Nancianne Parkes Suber
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an abundance of materials concerning African-American subjects. The manuscripts cover the periods of early slavery through the Civil Rights struggles. Anne L. Webster, a longtime Archives employee, has compiled an extensive listing of the manuscripts, photographs, and sound collections to aid genealogical and historical researchers. Entitled African Americans: A Mississippi Source Book, this 192-page work is now being offered to the public. The collections are indexed by county and subject. Some of the chapter titles included are: Black Mississippi Authors, Black Mississippi Newspapers, Published Sources, and Official Records.
African-American history sources by Nancianne Parkes Suber
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an abundance of materials concerning African-American subjects. The manuscripts cover the periods of early slavery through the Civil Rights struggles. Anne L. Webster, a longtime Archives employee, has compiled an extensive listing of the manuscripts, photographs, and sound collections to aid genealogical and historical researchers. Entitled African Americans: A Mississippi Source Book, this 192-page work is now being offered to the public. The collections are indexed by county and subject. Some of the chapter titles included are: Black Mississippi Authors, Black Mississippi Newspapers, Published Sources, and Official Records.
An Adams County, MS Slave Record Book
An Adams County, MS Slave Record Book
Martine Andings Slaves
Andings slaves of Copiah County Mississippi
Martine Andings Slaves
Andings slaves of Copiah County Mississippi
Mississippi History Now: An Online Publication of the Mississippi Historical Society
Mississippi History Now: An Online Publication of the Mississippi Historical Society
Oktibbeha County Genealogy Website
The USGenWeb Project and The MSGenWeb Project
Oktibbeha County Genealogy Website
The USGenWeb Project and The MSGenWeb Project
Records of the Assistant Commissioner For the State of Mississippi
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869 National Archives Microfilm Publication M826, Roll 42 Registers of Indentures of Colored Orphans Aug. 1865 - May 1866
Records of the Assistant Commissioner For the State of Mississippi
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869 National Archives Microfilm Publication M826, Roll 42 Registers of Indentures of Colored Orphans Aug. 1865 - May 1866
Remembering Their Names
Remembering the names of former slaves found in various documents from Copiah, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Simpson Counties of Mississippi
Remembering Their Names
Remembering the names of former slaves found in various documents from Copiah, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Simpson Counties of Mississippi
Slave Names from Probate Records
Noxubee County, Mississippi
Slave Names from Probate Records
Noxubee County, Mississippi
Slave Names from Probate Records Noxubee County, MS
Slave Names from Probate Records Noxubee County, MS
The Educable Children's List for Oktibbeha County for 1885
Using the Educable Children's Lists and Other Resources You May Have Forgotten!
The Educable Children's List for Oktibbeha County for 1885
Using the Educable Children's Lists and Other Resources You May Have Forgotten!
THE GREAT MIGRATION TO THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, 1798-1819
The Mississippi country was opened to settlement in 1798 when Congress organized the Mississippi Territory. (Until it became a separate territory in 1817, Alabama was part of Mississippi.) A few settlers already lived in Mississippi when it became a territory.
THE GREAT MIGRATION TO THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY, 1798-1819
The Mississippi country was opened to settlement in 1798 when Congress organized the Mississippi Territory. (Until it became a separate territory in 1817, Alabama was part of Mississippi.) A few settlers already lived in Mississippi when it became a territory.
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Missouri Genealogy Information and Resources
1840 Slave Schedules, Newton County, Missouri
1840 Slave Schedules, Newton County, Missouri
1850 Slave Schedules, MO, Role -422 Images
1850 Slave Schedules, MO, Role -422 Images
1850 Slaves Schedules, MO
Online images of all Missouri counties for 1850!
1850 Slaves Schedules, MO
Online images of all Missouri counties for 1850!
African Americans in Missouri
Look Up Volunteeers
African Americans in Missouri
Look Up Volunteeers
African-Americans in Ste. Genevieve, MO.
Wills/Slaveowners - (1807-55)
African-Americans in Ste. Genevieve, MO.
Wills/Slaveowners - (1807-55)
Missouri - State Archives African American Initiative
Missouri - State Archives African American Initiative
Missouri Slave Data
This database includes Slave Data for several Central Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Chariton, Howard, Pike, Randolph, & St. Charles. Other states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North & South Carolina, Virginia, & Tennesse.
Missouri Slave Data
This database includes Slave Data for several Central Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Chariton, Howard, Pike, Randolph, & St. Charles. Other states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North & South Carolina, Virginia, & Tennesse.
Robidoux Family Papers
Robidoux Family Journals of Missouri includes slaves and treatment of slaves in Missouri
Robidoux Family Papers
Robidoux Family Journals of Missouri includes slaves and treatment of slaves in Missouri
Slavery in Missouri
Slavery in Missouri
THE ROLE OF THE NEGRO IN MISSOURI HISTORY, 1719-1970
Missouri owes its greatness to many diverse races, nationalities and creeds. In our state people from all backgrounds have mixed their heritage, blood, brawn and brains to create a home for themselves and their children. For too long the contributions of blacks to the development of Missouri have been ignored. Textbooks, written history and popular accounts have omitted, distorted or stereotyped black Americans.
THE ROLE OF THE NEGRO IN MISSOURI HISTORY, 1719-1970
Missouri owes its greatness to many diverse races, nationalities and creeds. In our state people from all backgrounds have mixed their heritage, blood, brawn and brains to create a home for themselves and their children. For too long the contributions of blacks to the development of Missouri have been ignored. Textbooks, written history and popular accounts have omitted, distorted or stereotyped black Americans.
The Story of the Church - Slavery in Missouri
The Story of the Church - Slavery in Missouri
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Montana Genealogy Information and Resources
African Americans
African Americans
Genealogy Montana Genealogy Sites
Genealogy Montana Genealogy Sites
Montana African American Genealogy
Montana African American Genealogy
Montana Interactive Genealogy
Montana Interactive Genealogy
Montana State Genealogy Links - MT StateGenSites
Montana State Genealogy Links - MT StateGenSites
The Civil War in Montana
The Civil War in Montana
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Native American Genealogy and History
Guion-Miller Roll Index: Eastern Cherokee
From the National Archives
How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry?
From the US Department of the Interior, a great starting place for your search. Also includes a link to contact information for each of the federally recognized tribes.
Index to Final Dawes Rolls
From the National Archives
Oklahoma Territory/Indian Territory Resources
From the OK GenWeb, many resources here, including documents, maps and advice for tracing Native American ancestry.
The USGenWeb Census Project: Native American
Guion-Miller Roll Index: Eastern Cherokee
From the National Archives
How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry?
From the US Department of the Interior, a great starting place for your search. Also includes a link to contact information for each of the federally recognized tribes.
Index to Final Dawes Rolls
From the National Archives
Oklahoma Territory/Indian Territory Resources
From the OK GenWeb, many resources here, including documents, maps and advice for tracing Native American ancestry.
The USGenWeb Census Project: Native American
1851 Census of Cherokee's east of the Misssissippi
1851 Census of Cherokee's east of the Misssissippi
Bureau of Land Management/BLM GLO Records
Bureau of Land Management/BLM GLO Records
How to Begin Researching Your Family Tree/Native Americans
How to Begin Researching Your Family Tree/Native Americans
Interesting Facts and Legends
Interesting Facts and Legends
Marriages in the Chickasaw Nation 1855 - 1907
The collection of marriage records included herein are those which were recorded or mention in the surviving records of the old Chickasaw Nation, the majority of which were performed under tribal license.
Marriages in the Chickasaw Nation 1855 - 1907
The collection of marriage records included herein are those which were recorded or mention in the surviving records of the old Chickasaw Nation, the majority of which were performed under tribal license.
Native American III - Native American Facts, Legends and Resources
Native American III - Native American Facts, Legends and Resources
Native American Resources
Native American Resources
Native Americans - Internet Resources
Native Americans - Internet Resources
Reader's Digest "Through Indian Eyes"
Reader's Digest "Through Indian Eyes"
The Bounty of the Buffalo
The Bounty of the Buffalo
The Cheyenne Woman/The Story of Iron Teeth
The Cheyenne Woman/The Story of Iron Teeth
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Nevada Genealogy Information and Resources
Nevada African American Genealogy
Nevada African American Genealogy
Nevada Interactive Genealogy
Nevada Interactive Genealogy
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New England Genealogy Information and Resources
Rays Place Place for New England History and Genealogy
Rays Place Place for New England History and Genealogy
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New Hampshire Genealogy Information and Resources
Black History of the Seacoast SeacoastNH.com - The New Hampshire Seacoast region
Black History of the Seacoast SeacoastNH.com - The New Hampshire Seacoast region
Civil War and Reconstruction
Civil War and Reconstruction
John Greenleaf Whittier's Anti-Slavery Ode to New Hampshire
John Greenleaf Whittier's Anti-Slavery Ode to New Hampshire
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New Jersey Genealogy Information and Resources
New Jersey Archives: Slaves and Children of Slaves
New Jersey Archives: Slaves and Children of Slaves
New Jersey Slave Laws Summary and Record
The history of slavery in New Jersey dates to the 1660s when the Dutch from neighboring New Amsterdam began bringing slaves from the West Indies into the region. Over the next 40 years several thousand enslaved Africans populated the region. In 1726, the total stood at 2,600 slaves, jumping to 12,000 in 1790--approximately 8 percent of the population. Only New York exceeded New Jersey during the colonial era in the number of enslaved people, and most of these were brought from Africa once New Jersey became part of the British Empire after 1700.
New Jersey Slave Laws Summary and Record
The history of slavery in New Jersey dates to the 1660s when the Dutch from neighboring New Amsterdam began bringing slaves from the West Indies into the region. Over the next 40 years several thousand enslaved Africans populated the region. In 1726, the total stood at 2,600 slaves, jumping to 12,000 in 1790--approximately 8 percent of the population. Only New York exceeded New Jersey during the colonial era in the number of enslaved people, and most of these were brought from Africa once New Jersey became part of the British Empire after 1700.
Princeton Public Library-African American Genealogy on the Web
Princeton Public Library-African American Genealogy on the Web
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, 1700-1865
This site is an educational service and genealogy source for students, teachers, agencies and individuals interested in local African American history. It provides information, images and documents on African American communities and families, both free and enslaved, in Monmouth County, New Jersey before the Civil War. This site also features an overview of the African American experience in the Ante-bellum United States.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MONMOUTH COUNTY, 1700-1865
This site is an educational service and genealogy source for students, teachers, agencies and individuals interested in local African American history. It provides information, images and documents on African American communities and families, both free and enslaved, in Monmouth County, New Jersey before the Civil War. This site also features an overview of the African American experience in the Ante-bellum United States.
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New Mexico Genealogy Information and Resources
African American Genealogy
African American Genealogy
New Mexico State Genealogy Links - NM StateGenSites
New Mexico State Genealogy Links - NM StateGenSites
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New York Genealogy Information and Resources
Certificate of Freedom, Archelaus Fletcher--Ontario County Miscellaneous Records
Certificate of Freedom, Archelaus Fletcher--Ontario County Miscellaneous Records
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North Carolina Genealogy Information and Resources
1840 Cherokee County, North Carolina, Census
1840 Cherokee County, North Carolina, Census
1850 FEDERAL CENSUS: BERTIE COUNTY, NC
Links to Online Census Records Bertie Co., North Carolina
1850 FEDERAL CENSUS: BERTIE COUNTY, NC
Links to Online Census Records Bertie Co., North Carolina
1860 Slave Schedule - Bertie County, North Carolina
PUGH and THOMPSON Slaves, this is not the entire Schedule
1860 Slave Schedule - Bertie County, North Carolina
PUGH and THOMPSON Slaves, this is not the entire Schedule
Abstracts of Pitt County, NC, Wills: 1760-1858
The Pitt County Court House in Greenville, NC, was destroyed by fire in 1858. All wills and estate records in the Clerk's Office were lost at that time. Only a few wills had been sent to the Secretary of State's office in Raleigh, and are found now in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History (Series SS/--). Fortunately, court cases and private family papers occasionally contain copies of probated wills, and in some instances, unprobated drafts.
Abstracts of Pitt County, NC, Wills: 1760-1858
The Pitt County Court House in Greenville, NC, was destroyed by fire in 1858. All wills and estate records in the Clerk's Office were lost at that time. Only a few wills had been sent to the Secretary of State's office in Raleigh, and are found now in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History (Series SS/--). Fortunately, court cases and private family papers occasionally contain copies of probated wills, and in some instances, unprobated drafts.
African Diaspora in Wilmington Page One
African Diaspora in Wilmington Page One
AMASON WILLS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
AMASON WILLS OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Free African American Families of VA and NC
Free African American Families of VA and NC
Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia by Paul Heinegg
Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia by Paul Heinegg
Freedmens Bureau On Line - North Carolina
Freedmens Bureau On Line - North Carolina
Indexes to United States Census Records in the North Carolina Collection 1790 - 1930
Slave schedules: NoCar Ref F/262/x (x = first letter of county) Bertie, Columbus, Edgecombe, Johnston -- 1850 Edgecombe, Halifax -- 1860 Nash -- 1870; 1880
Indexes to United States Census Records in the North Carolina Collection 1790 - 1930
Slave schedules: NoCar Ref F/262/x (x = first letter of county) Bertie, Columbus, Edgecombe, Johnston -- 1850 Edgecombe, Halifax -- 1860 Nash -- 1870; 1880
John Crow - Rutherford County, North Carolina
Records show that on January 11, 1790, John Crow bought 320 acres of land in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on the waters of Little Hickory Creek "adjoining Harrold's old corner and Batis", from Ruben Crow, a hatter, of Chatham County. John's widow, Sarah, appears on the 1820 Chatham County census. She is shown as a female age 45 and over. With her is one male age 16-26 and one female age 26-45. The census also shows two male slaves and five female slaves. The census shows that three people were engaged in agriculture The 1815 Chatham County tax list shows John Crow paid one white poll tax and two black poll taxes, and paid taxes on 400 acres adjoining George Brewer and 75 acres adjoining John White, called "the Copeland Place".
John Crow - Rutherford County, North Carolina
Records show that on January 11, 1790, John Crow bought 320 acres of land in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on the waters of Little Hickory Creek "adjoining Harrold's old corner and Batis", from Ruben Crow, a hatter, of Chatham County. John's widow, Sarah, appears on the 1820 Chatham County census. She is shown as a female age 45 and over. With her is one male age 16-26 and one female age 26-45. The census also shows two male slaves and five female slaves. The census shows that three people were engaged in agriculture The 1815 Chatham County tax list shows John Crow paid one white poll tax and two black poll taxes, and paid taxes on 400 acres adjoining George Brewer and 75 acres adjoining John White, called "the Copeland Place".
John Crow, Slave Holder - Rutherford County, North Carolina
John Crow, Slave Holder - Rutherford County, North Carolina
Marriage Licenses of Washington County, NC, 1851-1920
Marriage Licenses of Washington County, NC, 1851-1920
North Carolina Cohabitation Records
North Carolina Cohabitation Records
Oral History Register The South Asheville, NC Colored Cemetery, 1840-1943
Oral History Register The South Asheville, NC Colored Cemetery, 1840-1943
OTHER WILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA
Edgecombe County, North Carolina Will Book Volumes A, C, D, E and F and Wayne County, North Carolina Will Book Volume (R) 5
OTHER WILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA
Edgecombe County, North Carolina Will Book Volumes A, C, D, E and F and Wayne County, North Carolina Will Book Volume (R) 5
Plantations and Slaves of Bath County, NC
Plantations and Slaves of Bath County, NC
Plantations of North Carolina
Plantations of North Carolina
RECORDS OF ESTATES OF NORTH CAROLINA
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
RECORDS OF ESTATES OF NORTH CAROLINA
Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Rutherford County, NC Slaves: Female
Rutherford County, NC Slaves: Female
Rutherford County, NC Slaves: Male
Rutherford County, NC Slaves: Male
Somerset Place--Antebellum Plantation
Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation offering an insightful view of life during the period before the Civil War. During its eighty-year existence as an active plantation (1785-1865), it encompassed as many as 100,000 acres and became one of North Carolina's most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations. It was home to more than three hundred enslaved men, women, and children of African descent- eighty of whom were brought to Somerset directly from their West African homeland in 1786. These native African slaves had firsthand knowledge of rice cultivation.
Somerset Place--Antebellum Plantation
Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation offering an insightful view of life during the period before the Civil War. During its eighty-year existence as an active plantation (1785-1865), it encompassed as many as 100,000 acres and became one of North Carolina's most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations. It was home to more than three hundred enslaved men, women, and children of African descent- eighty of whom were brought to Somerset directly from their West African homeland in 1786. These native African slaves had firsthand knowledge of rice cultivation.
The African American Registry
Henry Cheatham advocated Black contributions ....Born a slave near Henderson, North Carolina he attended public school and entered the normal school at Shaw University in Raleigh in 1875. Three years later he enrolled in the University’s college department, receiving an AB degree in 1882. Until 1884 he was a principal at the Plymouth Normal School after which he returned to his home and was elected to two terms as registrar of deeds in Vance County.
The African American Registry
Henry Cheatham advocated Black contributions ....Born a slave near Henderson, North Carolina he attended public school and entered the normal school at Shaw University in Raleigh in 1875. Three years later he enrolled in the University’s college department, receiving an AB degree in 1882. Until 1884 he was a principal at the Plymouth Normal School after which he returned to his home and was elected to two terms as registrar of deeds in Vance County.
Transylvania County Slaves Research Kit
Transylvania County Slaves Research Kit
Transylvania County, North Carolina GenWeb Project
Transylvania County, North Carolina GenWeb Project
Warren County, NC Slave Records
Warren County, NC Slave Records
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North Dakota Genealogy Information and Resources
North Dakota Genealogy - Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records and more
North Dakota Genealogy - Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records and more
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Notable African-American Women and Men
African American Freedom Fighters
This exhibit is not about war. It is about the zealous account of African Americans standing up and being counted as defenders of LIBERTY. This LIBERTY encompasses a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America.
African American Freedom Fighters
This exhibit is not about war. It is about the zealous account of African Americans standing up and being counted as defenders of LIBERTY. This LIBERTY encompasses a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America.
African American Freedom Fighters
This exhibit is not about war. It is about the zealous account of African Americans standing up and being counted as defenders of LIBERTY. This LIBERTY encompasses a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America.
African American Freedom Fighters
This exhibit is not about war. It is about the zealous account of African Americans standing up and being counted as defenders of LIBERTY. This LIBERTY encompasses a vision of basic human rights connected with justice as accorded to all other peoples seeking freedom both inside and outside the territorial bounds of America.
About Garrett A. Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan, was an African-American businessman and inventor whose curiosity and innovation led to the development of many useful and helpful products....Among his inventions was an early traffic signal, that greatly improved safety on America's streets and roadways. The Inventor's Early Life. The son of former slaves, Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877.
About Garrett A. Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan, was an African-American businessman and inventor whose curiosity and innovation led to the development of many useful and helpful products....Among his inventions was an early traffic signal, that greatly improved safety on America's streets and roadways. The Inventor's Early Life. The son of former slaves, Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877.
African American Registry
Jupiter Hammon, poet pioneer
African American Registry
Jupiter Hammon, poet pioneer
African American Women
African-American Women - On-line Archival Exhibits at Duke University
African American Women
African-American Women - On-line Archival Exhibits at Duke University
African-American Women - Duke University Virtual Exhibit
African-American Women - Duke University Virtual Exhibit
Anna Kingsley
Anna Madgigine Jai was captured in her native country of Senegal in 1806 when she was about 13 years old. She was brought to Florida, then a Spanish colony, as a slave. She was sold to Zephaniah Kingsley, a slave trader and a maritime merchant, and worked on his plantation in northeast Florida. Kingsley married her and then freed her from slavery in 1811. They had four children. She became the manager of the plantation and held the position for twenty-five years. Anna became a slave owner herself. Her husband stated that she “could carry on all the affairs of the plantation in my absence as well as I could myself.”
Anna Kingsley
Anna Madgigine Jai was captured in her native country of Senegal in 1806 when she was about 13 years old. She was brought to Florida, then a Spanish colony, as a slave. She was sold to Zephaniah Kingsley, a slave trader and a maritime merchant, and worked on his plantation in northeast Florida. Kingsley married her and then freed her from slavery in 1811. They had four children. She became the manager of the plantation and held the position for twenty-five years. Anna became a slave owner herself. Her husband stated that she “could carry on all the affairs of the plantation in my absence as well as I could myself.”
Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People
John Marrant was a black man born free in 1775 in New York.
Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People
John Marrant was a black man born free in 1775 in New York.
Booker T. Washington
He rose up from slavery and illiteracy to become the foremost educator and leader of black Americans at the turn of the century.
Booker T. Washington
He rose up from slavery and illiteracy to become the foremost educator and leader of black Americans at the turn of the century.
Charles Warner Cansler/Laura Scott Cansler
Charles Warner Cansler was born in Maryville, Tennessee, on May 15, 1871. His mother, Laura Scott Cansler, was Knoxville's first black school teacher in 1864, when she got permission from Union Army General Ambrose Burnside to open a school for free blacks during the occupation of Knoxville. Young Cansler attended the Freedmen's Normal Institute in Maryville before enrolling in biracial Maryville College. Although he did not graduate, he taught school in several counties of East Tennessee before accepting a position in the city schools of Knoxville. He was known as a Mathematical Wizard.
Charles Warner Cansler/Laura Scott Cansler
Charles Warner Cansler was born in Maryville, Tennessee, on May 15, 1871. His mother, Laura Scott Cansler, was Knoxville's first black school teacher in 1864, when she got permission from Union Army General Ambrose Burnside to open a school for free blacks during the occupation of Knoxville. Young Cansler attended the Freedmen's Normal Institute in Maryville before enrolling in biracial Maryville College. Although he did not graduate, he taught school in several counties of East Tennessee before accepting a position in the city schools of Knoxville. He was known as a Mathematical Wizard.
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly: From Slave to Dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly: From Slave to Dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln
Granville T. Woods Inventor
It's hard to believe that a man who was forced to leave school at the age of ten could have patented over thirty-five electrical and mechanical inventions. Yet Granville T. Woods did just that, educating himself outside of school in practical skills for his future.
Granville T. Woods Inventor
It's hard to believe that a man who was forced to leave school at the age of ten could have patented over thirty-five electrical and mechanical inventions. Yet Granville T. Woods did just that, educating himself outside of school in practical skills for his future.
Interracial Voice--The Richest Woman in Florida
She was a teenage princess. Educated by the finest private tutors, fluent in several languages. Her great-uncle had been royalty, her parents were wealthy aristocrats. Her name was Anta Majigeen Ndiaye and she was born in the Wolof nation, a place that is today part of Senegal. Her folks were slave traders. Anta had been trained in the techniques of the slave trade since childhood.
Interracial Voice--The Richest Woman in Florida
She was a teenage princess. Educated by the finest private tutors, fluent in several languages. Her great-uncle had been royalty, her parents were wealthy aristocrats. Her name was Anta Majigeen Ndiaye and she was born in the Wolof nation, a place that is today part of Senegal. Her folks were slave traders. Anta had been trained in the techniques of the slave trade since childhood.
Kingsley Plantation National Historic Site
In the early years of the nineteenth century many people came to Spanish Florida. Some, like Zephaniah Kingsley, sought to make their fortunes by obtaining land and establishing plantations. Others were forced to come to Florida to work on those plantations, their labor enriching the men who owned them. Some of the enslaved would later become free landowners, struggling to keep their footing in a dangerous time of shifting alliances and politics. All of these people played a part in the history of Kingsley Plantation.
Kingsley Plantation National Historic Site
In the early years of the nineteenth century many people came to Spanish Florida. Some, like Zephaniah Kingsley, sought to make their fortunes by obtaining land and establishing plantations. Others were forced to come to Florida to work on those plantations, their labor enriching the men who owned them. Some of the enslaved would later become free landowners, struggling to keep their footing in a dangerous time of shifting alliances and politics. All of these people played a part in the history of Kingsley Plantation.
Madame CJ Walker - The Life of Beauty Mogel Madame Walker
Sarah Breedlove, Madame C.J. Walker, was born in 1867 to Minerva and Owen Breedlove on the shores of the Mississippi River in northeast Louisiana. Sarah's parents, both ex-slaves, were sharecroppers who lived on the Burney plantation in Delta, Louisiana. Madame Walker’s aggressive marketing strategy combined with relentless ambition led her to be labeled as the first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
Madame CJ Walker - The Life of Beauty Mogel Madame Walker
Sarah Breedlove, Madame C.J. Walker, was born in 1867 to Minerva and Owen Breedlove on the shores of the Mississippi River in northeast Louisiana. Sarah's parents, both ex-slaves, were sharecroppers who lived on the Burney plantation in Delta, Louisiana. Madame Walker’s aggressive marketing strategy combined with relentless ambition led her to be labeled as the first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
Mammy Kate - Notable Women Ancestors
Mammy Kate - Notable Women Ancestors
Marjorie Joyner
About Marjorie Joyner: Concerned about women’s beauty, Marjorie Stewart Joyner became the first African American woman to receive a patent when she invented a permanent wave machine that allowed hair to stay set for several days.
Marjorie Joyner
About Marjorie Joyner: Concerned about women’s beauty, Marjorie Stewart Joyner became the first African American woman to receive a patent when she invented a permanent wave machine that allowed hair to stay set for several days.
MisterSF.com (African-American pioneer Mary Ellen Pleasant)
African-American pioneer Mary Ellen Pleasant, aka Mammy Pleasant, has two reputations in the annals of San Francisco history. One would have her famous, the other infamous.
MisterSF.com (African-American pioneer Mary Ellen Pleasant)
African-American pioneer Mary Ellen Pleasant, aka Mammy Pleasant, has two reputations in the annals of San Francisco history. One would have her famous, the other infamous.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Slave Women
An excellent and informative article about the role slave women played in shaping African American culture and history.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Slave Women
An excellent and informative article about the role slave women played in shaping African American culture and history.
Otis F. Boykin
Otis Boykin invented electronic control devices for guided missiles, a wire precision resistor used in computers, and heart pacemaker. Boykin invented 28 different electronic devices.
Otis F. Boykin
Otis Boykin invented electronic control devices for guided missiles, a wire precision resistor used in computers, and heart pacemaker. Boykin invented 28 different electronic devices.
The Great Adventure Benjamin Franklin Appleby 1822-1907
After several years in Mexico, he returned to the family plantation in Alabama, about 1870. The slaves had been freed, but large numbers remained on the plantation. The former slave, now Frank Appleby, became a road and bridge builder in the southern part of Alabama. Upon first sight of Martha Frances Sego, Benjamin declared his intention to marry her. They were married on 30th June 1875. Around the turn of the century, Benjamin, his wife and their eight children moved to Lee County, Alabama, later becoming Russell County.
The Great Adventure Benjamin Franklin Appleby 1822-1907
After several years in Mexico, he returned to the family plantation in Alabama, about 1870. The slaves had been freed, but large numbers remained on the plantation. The former slave, now Frank Appleby, became a road and bridge builder in the southern part of Alabama. Upon first sight of Martha Frances Sego, Benjamin declared his intention to marry her. They were married on 30th June 1875. Around the turn of the century, Benjamin, his wife and their eight children moved to Lee County, Alabama, later becoming Russell County.
The legacy of George Washington Carver
He invented Peanut Butter...Iowa State University celebrated the legacy of its first African American student and faculty member, George Washington Carver. Renowned for developing innovative uses for a variety of agricultural crops such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, Carver's legacy at Iowa State is even more than academic achievement. He was an accomplished musician, artist, orator, athletic trainer and student leader.
The legacy of George Washington Carver
He invented Peanut Butter...Iowa State University celebrated the legacy of its first African American student and faculty member, George Washington Carver. Renowned for developing innovative uses for a variety of agricultural crops such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, Carver's legacy at Iowa State is even more than academic achievement. He was an accomplished musician, artist, orator, athletic trainer and student leader.
Voices from the Gaps in the Classroom
Voices from the Gaps in the Classroom
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Ohio Genealogy Information and Resources
Miami County Ohio Genealogical Researchers -- Randolph Slaves
Miami County Ohio Genealogical Researchers -- Randolph Slaves
Ohio as a 'Non-Slave' State; Shelby County Historical Society
The year was 1803 and Ohio became the first state carved out of the Northwest Territory where the ownership of slaves was not permitted. Although officially a non-slave state, Ohioans were divided on slavery and racist attitudes were not uncommon, as shown by the Ohio legislature of 1804 in the passage of laws that prohibited blacks from serving on juries and testifying against whites in court cases. It also mandated that no Negro or mulatto will be allowed to settle in the state without a certificate of freedom, and that blacks already living here must register and pay a registration fee of 12 1/2 cents. Whites were forbidden to employ a Negro unless he had a certificate of freedom.
Ohio as a 'Non-Slave' State; Shelby County Historical Society
The year was 1803 and Ohio became the first state carved out of the Northwest Territory where the ownership of slaves was not permitted. Although officially a non-slave state, Ohioans were divided on slavery and racist attitudes were not uncommon, as shown by the Ohio legislature of 1804 in the passage of laws that prohibited blacks from serving on juries and testifying against whites in court cases. It also mandated that no Negro or mulatto will be allowed to settle in the state without a certificate of freedom, and that blacks already living here must register and pay a registration fee of 12 1/2 cents. Whites were forbidden to employ a Negro unless he had a certificate of freedom.
Ohio LINK Databases - African-American Poetry 1760-1900
African-American Poetry 1760-1900 includes the full text of almost 3000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. African-American Poetry is a resource for literary scholars and for researchers in black studies, linguistics, women's studies, black literary heritage, and comparative studies
Ohio LINK Databases - African-American Poetry 1760-1900
African-American Poetry 1760-1900 includes the full text of almost 3000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. African-American Poetry is a resource for literary scholars and for researchers in black studies, linguistics, women's studies, black literary heritage, and comparative studies
Ohio Repository - 9/10/1856
Ohio Repository - 9/10/1856
Randolph Slaves (Pg 2); Shelby County, Ohio Historical Society
Randolph Slaves (Pg 2); Shelby County, Ohio Historical Society
Ross County, OH Records of African Americans
Ross County, OH Records of African Americans
The Lawrence Register--Lawrence County, Ohio
African American History -- Many good references
The Lawrence Register--Lawrence County, Ohio
African American History -- Many good references
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Oklahoma Genealogy Information and Resources
Oklahoma Slave Narratives Index
Oklahoma Slave Narratives Index
Additional Oklahoma Freedmen Pages
Additional Oklahoma Freedmen Pages
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Ontario, Canada Genealogy Information and Resources
Ontario Genealogy: Black Research
From the Olive Tree. Historical and genealogical background for African Ancestored research in Ontario.
Ontario Genealogy: Black Research
From the Olive Tree. Historical and genealogical background for African Ancestored research in Ontario.
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Oregon Genealogy Information and Resources
Oregon Genealogy
Oregon Genealogy
Oregon Genealogy - Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records and more
Oregon Genealogy - Cemeteries, Census, Vital Records and more
Oregon Genealogy Mine
Oregon Genealogy Mine
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Pennsylvania Genealogy Information and Resources
African-American Genealogy, Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
African-American Genealogy, Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Afrolumens
The Afrolumens Project exists to promote the collection, study and interpretation of African American history in Central Pennsylvania, and is dedicated to the idea that all Pennsylvania residents share a common history regardless of race, belief or gender.
Afrolumens
The Afrolumens Project exists to promote the collection, study and interpretation of African American history in Central Pennsylvania, and is dedicated to the idea that all Pennsylvania residents share a common history regardless of race, belief or gender.
Afrolumens: Slavery in Pennsylvania
Slaveholders are listed alphabetically for each county. Slave data is listed under the slaveholder associated with each slave.
Afrolumens: Slavery in Pennsylvania
Slaveholders are listed alphabetically for each county. Slave data is listed under the slaveholder associated with each slave.
Allegheney County, PA Genealogy
Allegheney County, PA Genealogy
Centre County, Pennsylvania Slave Records, 1803-1820
Centre County, Pennsylvania Slave Records, 1803-1820
Chester County Archives: Fugitive Slave records: 1820-1839
Chester County Archives: Fugitive Slave records: 1820-1839
CLP Pennsylvania Dept Resources in African-American Genealogy
CLP Pennsylvania Dept Resources in African-American Genealogy
Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd (Pennsylvania)
Agriculture, Slaves, Schools, Hotels, Stores, etc.
Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd (Pennsylvania)
Agriculture, Slaves, Schools, Hotels, Stores, etc.
Persons of Color and Slavery in Southwestern Pennsylvania
On my homepages - currently has the Washington County, PA Slave list that I transcribed from a previously typwritten copy. In the future this page will also include other items of interest and links to info about Slavery and Persons of Color in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Persons of Color and Slavery in Southwestern Pennsylvania
On my homepages - currently has the Washington County, PA Slave list that I transcribed from a previously typwritten copy. In the future this page will also include other items of interest and links to info about Slavery and Persons of Color in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Negro - W.E.B. DuBois
Philadelphia Negro - W.E.B. DuBois
PHMC Doc Heritage An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
PHMC Doc Heritage An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
Slaveholders and Slaves In Pennsylvania
Slaveholders and Slaves In Pennsylvania
The Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
This is a copy of the entire document...it is very interesting. Enacted into a Law at Philadelphia on Monday, the first day of October 1781. This is a list of the Officers: President: Benjamin Franklin Vice-Presidents: James Pemberton, Jonathan Penrose Secretaries: Benjamin Rush, Tench Coxe Treasurer: James Starr Counsellors: William Lewis, John D. Coxe, Miers Fisher, Williams Rawle There were several Committee Members.
The Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
This is a copy of the entire document...it is very interesting. Enacted into a Law at Philadelphia on Monday, the first day of October 1781. This is a list of the Officers: President: Benjamin Franklin Vice-Presidents: James Pemberton, Jonathan Penrose Secretaries: Benjamin Rush, Tench Coxe Treasurer: James Starr Counsellors: William Lewis, John D. Coxe, Miers Fisher, Williams Rawle There were several Committee Members.
The Mount Giliead Cemetery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania
The cemetery is attached to the Mount Giliead African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Mount Giliead Cemetery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania
The cemetery is attached to the Mount Giliead African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Rhode Island Genealogy Information and Resources
African American Cemeteries Online - Rhode Island
African American Cemeteries Online - Rhode Island
Rhode Island African American Genealogy
Rhode Island African American Genealogy
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ALHN
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ALHN
Rhode Island State Genealogy Links - RI StateGenSites
Rhode Island State Genealogy Links - RI StateGenSites
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Santo Domingo
The Slaves from Africa
Africa Slaves The island of Santo Domingo was the first part of the Americas to have African slaves. No one forgets that they were introduced as laborers as a result of the advice of Bartolemé de las Casas. Las Casas had seen some of them who were brought by chance to Santo Domingo after 1505. He proposed to substitute such persons for the natives of the island, for whom the work in the mines had meant very cruel hardships and had seemed likely to destroy them entirely. . . . The idea of Las Casas, who was led astray by his very humanity, was adopted. This was really because it presented a new chance for human greed. The unfortunate Indians were pretty nearly all mowed down, anyway.
The Slaves from Africa
Africa Slaves The island of Santo Domingo was the first part of the Americas to have African slaves. No one forgets that they were introduced as laborers as a result of the advice of Bartolemé de las Casas. Las Casas had seen some of them who were brought by chance to Santo Domingo after 1505. He proposed to substitute such persons for the natives of the island, for whom the work in the mines had meant very cruel hardships and had seemed likely to destroy them entirely. . . . The idea of Las Casas, who was led astray by his very humanity, was adopted. This was really because it presented a new chance for human greed. The unfortunate Indians were pretty nearly all mowed down, anyway.
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Ships, Former Plantations and Colonies
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
United States - America Individual States
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
United States - America Individual States
The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation
Many pictures of slave quarters!
The Cultural Landscape of the Plantation
Many pictures of slave quarters!
The Ships List
The Ships List
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Slave Holders, Wills and Slave Schedules
1850 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL.
1860 Slave Schedule, Butler County, AL.
1850 Slave Schedules, Butler and Conecuh Counties, AL.
1860 Slave Schedule, Butler County, AL.
1860 Slave Schedule Cherokee Nation
1860 Slave Schedule Cherokee Nation
1860 Slave Schedule Creek Nation, Freedmen
1860 Slave Schedule Creek Nation, Freedmen
Community Records - Bills of Sale-Manumissions - Ann Cherry 2
Agreement with Christian Anton the Negro, about his Wife Ann C, formerly Margaret the Mulatto woman. Copy of original document.
Community Records - Bills of Sale-Manumissions - Ann Cherry 2
Agreement with Christian Anton the Negro, about his Wife Ann C, formerly Margaret the Mulatto woman. Copy of original document.
Emory Civil War Guide -- Slavery
Emory Civil War Guide -- Slavery
Hearne History...Mentions Slaves
Hearne History...Mentions Slaves
Isaac Jarratt Papers
Abstract: Isaac Jarratt (fl. 1812-1875) was a soldier in the War of 1812, landholder, merchant, and slave trader in Montgomery, Ala., and Huntsville, N.C. His son, Isaac Augustus Jarratt (1841-1890), of Huntsville, Conrads, and Fayetteville, N.C., was a planter, merchant, and distiller. The younger Jarratt received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1861 and served as a captain in Company C, 26th North Carolina Regiment, during the Civil War.
Isaac Jarratt Papers
Abstract: Isaac Jarratt (fl. 1812-1875) was a soldier in the War of 1812, landholder, merchant, and slave trader in Montgomery, Ala., and Huntsville, N.C. His son, Isaac Augustus Jarratt (1841-1890), of Huntsville, Conrads, and Fayetteville, N.C., was a planter, merchant, and distiller. The younger Jarratt received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1861 and served as a captain in Company C, 26th North Carolina Regiment, during the Civil War.
Muster Roll of Seminole Indian Slaves Detained in New Orleans
Muster Roll of Seminole Indian Slaves Detained in New Orleans
Slave Information Exchange
Slave Information Exchange
Slavery and Servitude
Slavery and Servitude
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Slavery - Patterns of Migration
1503 Spanish slave trade inaugurated to HISPANIOLA
1503 Spanish slave trade inaugurated to HISPANIOLA
Put in Master's Pocket: Interstate Slave Trading and the Black Appalachian Diaspora
Examines the regional slave trade of the Appalachians
Put in Master's Pocket: Interstate Slave Trading and the Black Appalachian Diaspora
Examines the regional slave trade of the Appalachians
Search Immigration Records
Search Immigration Records
The Never-ending Road
So you thought all of your ancestors were blue eyed blonds from northern Europe, did you? Maybe you thought all Europeans were thus? Herein you will find just a smidgen of the ethnic diversity contained within these North American shores, and perhaps you will find clues to your elusive ancestor or family member.
The Never-ending Road
So you thought all of your ancestors were blue eyed blonds from northern Europe, did you? Maybe you thought all Europeans were thus? Herein you will find just a smidgen of the ethnic diversity contained within these North American shores, and perhaps you will find clues to your elusive ancestor or family member.
US Virgin Islands
Genealogy Guide to US Virgin Island (formerly Danish West Indies) Background
US Virgin Islands
Genealogy Guide to US Virgin Island (formerly Danish West Indies) Background
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South Carolina Genealogy Information and Resources
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
From the Revolution Through the Civil War
South Carolina Plantations
South-Carolina-Plantations.com is a new directory of information about South Carolina plantations and the people who lived and worked on them. It includes basic data for more than 1,900 SC plantations. The entire site can be searched as well.
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
From the Revolution Through the Civil War
South Carolina Plantations
South-Carolina-Plantations.com is a new directory of information about South Carolina plantations and the people who lived and worked on them. It includes basic data for more than 1,900 SC plantations. The entire site can be searched as well.
A Bibliography of African American Family History at the Newberry Library
A Bibliography of African American Family History at the Newberry Library
A Word of Warning: A Former Slave Urges Constitutional Caution
Narrative of Robert Smalls
A Word of Warning: A Former Slave Urges Constitutional Caution
Narrative of Robert Smalls
African American and Enslavement Queries and Data
There are a number of resource locations online where you should post your query. You are welcome to post a query to this page regardless of ethnicity or whether you seek information on formerly enslaved people or former slaveholders. Data from tax records, wills, bills of sale, and deeds during the antebellum period are also welcome.
African American and Enslavement Queries and Data
There are a number of resource locations online where you should post your query. You are welcome to post a query to this page regardless of ethnicity or whether you seek information on formerly enslaved people or former slaveholders. Data from tax records, wills, bills of sale, and deeds during the antebellum period are also welcome.
African American Research--South Carolina
Excellent Research Material
African American Research--South Carolina
Excellent Research Material
African Americans in the South Carolina Room
African Americans in the South Carolina Room
African Americans of Horry County, SC
African Americans of Horry County, SC
Bamberg County, SC Genealogy & History
Bamberg County, SC Genealogy & History
Brenda Kay's African American Genealogy
South Carolina Slave Trades list
Brenda Kay's African American Genealogy
South Carolina Slave Trades list
Buying and Selling Human Beings
South Carolina's first slaves were neither black nor were they from Africa. They were Native Americans who had lived along the rivers of the Lowcountry and among the mountains of the Upstate for thousands of years before the first European settler even arrived. As historian Patrick Minges explains,
Buying and Selling Human Beings
South Carolina's first slaves were neither black nor were they from Africa. They were Native Americans who had lived along the rivers of the Lowcountry and among the mountains of the Upstate for thousands of years before the first European settler even arrived. As historian Patrick Minges explains,
CGC's links for South Carolina
State Records for South Carolina: This page is a page of general links for the state of South Carolina
CGC's links for South Carolina
State Records for South Carolina: This page is a page of general links for the state of South Carolina
Colleton and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina
Colleton and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina
Descriptive Roll of Inmates at the SC Penitentiary
Descriptive Roll of Inmates at the SC Penitentiary
Freedmen in SC: SCIway (South Carolina Information Highway)
South Carolina – African-Americans – 1525-1865 Slaves, Freedmen, Soldiers, and Sailors: Black People in South Carolina Before and During the Civil War
Freedmen in SC: SCIway (South Carolina Information Highway)
South Carolina – African-Americans – 1525-1865 Slaves, Freedmen, Soldiers, and Sailors: Black People in South Carolina Before and During the Civil War
Grave Matters: The Preservation of African-American Cemeteries
African-American cemeteries are a unique resource. They not only represent the last resting place of black Americans, but they are also storehouses of African-American history. The graveyards and the grave decorations offer an unusual glimpse of a part of history which is rapidly disappearing.
Grave Matters: The Preservation of African-American Cemeteries
African-American cemeteries are a unique resource. They not only represent the last resting place of black Americans, but they are also storehouses of African-American history. The graveyards and the grave decorations offer an unusual glimpse of a part of history which is rapidly disappearing.
Miscellaneous African-American Data
The Boyd Family Information Center
Miscellaneous African-American Data
The Boyd Family Information Center
Mortgage of Slaves from John Blake to Alexander Nesbit, Charleston, SC
Mortgage of Slaves from John Blake to Alexander Nesbit, Charleston, SC
Resources Available at Chapin Memorial Library Myrtle Beach, SC
M653-1235 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Fairfield, Georgetown, Horry, & Lexington Districts M653-1236 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, & Pickens District M653-1238 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, & York Districts
Resources Available at Chapin Memorial Library Myrtle Beach, SC
M653-1235 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Fairfield, Georgetown, Horry, & Lexington Districts M653-1236 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, & Pickens District M653-1238 1860 Census Slave Schedules: Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, & York Districts
SC Mortgage Records-- Primarily, Mortgages of Negroes
Film # 0022646...1835 This is not the complete listing of names from Film # 0022646, this is just what I have completed. I will continue to update this listing, as time permits. Keep in mind that there may be a slight discrepancy in the spelling of the actual names, as I have found that the names were often recorded in the index, phonetically. Many of the names were hard to read and decipher. (?) are for those names.
SC Mortgage Records-- Primarily, Mortgages of Negroes
Film # 0022646...1835 This is not the complete listing of names from Film # 0022646, this is just what I have completed. I will continue to update this listing, as time permits. Keep in mind that there may be a slight discrepancy in the spelling of the actual names, as I have found that the names were often recorded in the index, phonetically. Many of the names were hard to read and decipher. (?) are for those names.
Slave Narratives, Hints, and References
Slave Narratives, Hints, and References
South Carolina - African-Americans
South Carolina - African-Americans
South Carolina - African-Americans - 1525-1865
Slaves, Freedmen, Soldiers, and Sailors: Black People in South Carolina Before and During the Civil War
South Carolina - African-Americans - 1525-1865
Slaves, Freedmen, Soldiers, and Sailors: Black People in South Carolina Before and During the Civil War
South Carolina State Archives Online
Searchable database with many thousands of records of slaves and slaveholders. Highly recommended!
South Carolina State Archives Online
Searchable database with many thousands of records of slaves and slaveholders. Highly recommended!
SURNAME MATCHES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ON 1870 CENSUS
Published information giving names of slaveholders and numbers of slaves held in Newberry County, South Carolina, in 1860, is either non-existent or not readily available. It is possible to locate a free person on the Newberry County, South Carolina census for 1860 and not know whether that person was also listed as a slaveholder on the slave census, because published indexes almost always do not include the slave census.
SURNAME MATCHES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ON 1870 CENSUS
Published information giving names of slaveholders and numbers of slaves held in Newberry County, South Carolina, in 1860, is either non-existent or not readily available. It is possible to locate a free person on the Newberry County, South Carolina census for 1860 and not know whether that person was also listed as a slaveholder on the slave census, because published indexes almost always do not include the slave census.
Time-Line
1525 -- First arrival. Spanish explorer Ayllon brings a few enslaved Africans to the South Carolina coast. The attempt to build a colony fails. Before the survivors leave, some Africans may have escaped and then intermarried with native Americans in the area. These dates are as late as 1997.
Time-Line
1525 -- First arrival. Spanish explorer Ayllon brings a few enslaved Africans to the South Carolina coast. The attempt to build a colony fails. Before the survivors leave, some Africans may have escaped and then intermarried with native Americans in the area. These dates are as late as 1997.
What is the History of African-American Cemeteries?
It might seem that a good place to begin our exploration of African-American cemeteries is in Africa. Understanding how African groups buried their dead might help us better understand the early development of African-American cemeteries here in the Southeast.
What is the History of African-American Cemeteries?
It might seem that a good place to begin our exploration of African-American cemeteries is in Africa. Understanding how African groups buried their dead might help us better understand the early development of African-American cemeteries here in the Southeast.
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South Dakota Genealogy Information and Resources
South Dakota African American Genealogy
South Dakota African American Genealogy
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Tennessee Genealogy Information and Resources
Abstracts from the Slave Record Book of Robertson County, Tennessee Planter, Josiah W. Fort
By Sandra G. Craighead This is a fantastic record of the slaves owned and sold by Josiah Fort of Robertson County, TN. It lists the slaves with their spouses and the children born to each couple. Lists names and dates slave were bought and sold and names of the other owners. Records start with 1808 birth of a slave child and continue up to the 1870s.
Runaway Slave Blog
This ongoing project is a collection of African American slave names that were printed in west Tennessee newspapers before 1865.
Runaway Slave Notices in Newspapers : West Tennessee
Abstracts from the Slave Record Book of Robertson County, Tennessee Planter, Josiah W. Fort
By Sandra G. Craighead This is a fantastic record of the slaves owned and sold by Josiah Fort of Robertson County, TN. It lists the slaves with their spouses and the children born to each couple. Lists names and dates slave were bought and sold and names of the other owners. Records start with 1808 birth of a slave child and continue up to the 1870s.
Runaway Slave Blog
This ongoing project is a collection of African American slave names that were printed in west Tennessee newspapers before 1865.
Runaway Slave Notices in Newspapers : West Tennessee
1860 Slave Schedule Hancock County, TN
1860 Slave Schedule Hancock County, TN
Freedmen's Labor Contracts, Madison County, Tennessee 1866-1867
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996
Freedmen's Labor Contracts, Madison County, Tennessee 1866-1867
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996
Index to Freedmen's Labor Contracts, Fayette County, Tennessee
Index to Freedmen's Labor Contracts, Fayette County, Tennessee
List of Freed Persons Transported from Charlotte, N. C. to Brownsville, Tennessee
List of Freed Persons Transported from Charlotte, N. C. to Brownsville, Tennessee
Slaves in Estate Books of Roane County, Tennessee
Slaves listed in County Probate Records
Slaves in Estate Books of Roane County, Tennessee
Slaves listed in County Probate Records
Tennessee Colored Pension Applications for CSA Service
Tennessee Colored Pension Applications for CSA Service
TNGenWeb People of Color in Old Tennessee, Archives Query Page #4,
TNGenWeb People of Color in Old Tennessee, Archives Query Page #4,
TNGenWeb People of Color in Old Tennessee, Archives Query Page #5,
TNGenWeb People of Color in Old Tennessee, Archives Query Page #5,
Unknown Black Hardin Countians, TN
Incredible photos of African American residents of Hardin County, TN
Unknown Black Hardin Countians, TN
Incredible photos of African American residents of Hardin County, TN
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Texas Genealogy Information and Resources
Texas Slave Narratives
Texas Slave Narratives
Levi Jordan Plantation Home Page
The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890.
Levi Jordan Plantation Home Page
The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890.
Levi Jordan Plantation
The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890.
Levi Jordan Plantation
The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890.
Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Sites
If you would like to know more about the location of the cemeteries, visit Tips on Locating Burials in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties and Cemetery Sectors: Where the Cemeteries are Located in Kaufman County which are posted on this site. Some of the sites listed are not within the limits of the present Kaufman County line, but they are within one mile of the county's borders, and they contain burials of former Kaufman County residents.
Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Sites
If you would like to know more about the location of the cemeteries, visit Tips on Locating Burials in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties and Cemetery Sectors: Where the Cemeteries are Located in Kaufman County which are posted on this site. Some of the sites listed are not within the limits of the present Kaufman County line, but they are within one mile of the county's borders, and they contain burials of former Kaufman County residents.
Nacogdoches Archives Records
All the documents contained in this record group have been microfilmed, and the reels placed in the Genealogy Collection for the convenience of researchers. They may also be requested on interlibrary loan through a local library. Entrance Certificates and Certificates of Citizenship (reels 16 and 17), the Censuses (reels 22 and 23), Election Returns (reels 23 and 24), and Military Reviews (reel 24) all contain potential genealogical information. Original materials from the Nacogdoches Archives are not pulled for research purposes unless the film copy is illegible.
Nacogdoches Archives Records
All the documents contained in this record group have been microfilmed, and the reels placed in the Genealogy Collection for the convenience of researchers. They may also be requested on interlibrary loan through a local library. Entrance Certificates and Certificates of Citizenship (reels 16 and 17), the Censuses (reels 22 and 23), Election Returns (reels 23 and 24), and Military Reviews (reel 24) all contain potential genealogical information. Original materials from the Nacogdoches Archives are not pulled for research purposes unless the film copy is illegible.
Smith County, TX African American Records
Mary Love Berryman's compendium of Smith County records.
Smith County, TX African American Records
Mary Love Berryman's compendium of Smith County records.
Texas Genealogy Links
Texas Genealogy Links
VOTERS' REGISTRATION: 1867
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
VOTERS' REGISTRATION: 1867
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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The Greatest Generation--African Americans who served in World War II
African Americans who served in World War II--World War II Memorial
Retired Air Force Colonel Charles McGee served with the all-Black Tuskegee Airmen, who served with distinction and broke down many of the barriers to racial equality in the military. "We destroyed the myths and biases that had been behind the policies, particularly the military's. So, after looking at the record, it took the military to begin to lead the country and to providing equal opportunity for all, and let their performance be the measure, and not their happenstance of birth or color of skin," he said.
African Americans who served in World War II--World War II Memorial
Retired Air Force Colonel Charles McGee served with the all-Black Tuskegee Airmen, who served with distinction and broke down many of the barriers to racial equality in the military. "We destroyed the myths and biases that had been behind the policies, particularly the military's. So, after looking at the record, it took the military to begin to lead the country and to providing equal opportunity for all, and let their performance be the measure, and not their happenstance of birth or color of skin," he said.
AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MILITARY HISTORY
AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MILITARY HISTORY
Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Tuskegee Airmen--Breaking Flight Barriers
The son of the first African American general: Toni Frissell became the first professional photographer permitted to photograph the all-black 332nd Fighter Pilot Squadron in a combat situation. She traveled to their air base in southern Italy, from where the "Tuskegee Airmen" flew sorties into southern Europe and North Africa. Best known of those Frissell photographed was Col. Benjamin O. Davis,Jr., the son of the first African American general, pictured on the left, and first Lieutenant Lee Rayford.
Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Tuskegee Airmen--Breaking Flight Barriers
The son of the first African American general: Toni Frissell became the first professional photographer permitted to photograph the all-black 332nd Fighter Pilot Squadron in a combat situation. She traveled to their air base in southern Italy, from where the "Tuskegee Airmen" flew sorties into southern Europe and North Africa. Best known of those Frissell photographed was Col. Benjamin O. Davis,Jr., the son of the first African American general, pictured on the left, and first Lieutenant Lee Rayford.
Daniel Smiley, who served in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division
Daniel Smiley, who served in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division from 1942 to 1944, recalled that the Army wasn't integrated during World War II and that, if it had not been for the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt, he and other African-Americans might not have fought in the war.
Daniel Smiley, who served in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division
Daniel Smiley, who served in the all-black 93rd Infantry Division from 1942 to 1944, recalled that the Army wasn't integrated during World War II and that, if it had not been for the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt, he and other African-Americans might not have fought in the war.
The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II
A Naval Hero "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty." Dorie Miller with his Navy Cross at Pearl Harbor, May 27, 1942. . On December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Mess Attendant Doris "Dorie" Miller came to the aid of his shipmates on the U.S.S. West Virginia, helping to move the injured out of harm's way, including the mortally wounded captain. Though untrained in its use, Miller also manned an antiaircraft machine gun, downing several Japanese planes before being ordered to abandon the sinking ship. Miller's courage and devotion to duty at Pearl Harbor earned him the Navy Cross, the first ever awarded to an African American sailor. This honor is even greater in light of the fact African Americans were only allowed to serve in the messman's branch of the Navy at the time
The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II
A Naval Hero "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty." Dorie Miller with his Navy Cross at Pearl Harbor, May 27, 1942. . On December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Mess Attendant Doris "Dorie" Miller came to the aid of his shipmates on the U.S.S. West Virginia, helping to move the injured out of harm's way, including the mortally wounded captain. Though untrained in its use, Miller also manned an antiaircraft machine gun, downing several Japanese planes before being ordered to abandon the sinking ship. Miller's courage and devotion to duty at Pearl Harbor earned him the Navy Cross, the first ever awarded to an African American sailor. This honor is even greater in light of the fact African Americans were only allowed to serve in the messman's branch of the Navy at the time
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The Greatest Generation--Native Americans who served in World War II
Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
It was a simple plan that would need eight special men (all Choctaw) to be spread out between the division headquarters to translate English orders and intelligence reports into Choctaw, send this translation by field telephones or written messages to each other and then translating the messages back into English for their respective commanders.
Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
It was a simple plan that would need eight special men (all Choctaw) to be spread out between the division headquarters to translate English orders and intelligence reports into Choctaw, send this translation by field telephones or written messages to each other and then translating the messages back into English for their respective commanders.
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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
African History The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
African History The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
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Utah Genealogy Information and Resources
Utah African American Genealogy
Utah African American Genealogy
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Vermont Genealogy Information and Resources
Vermont African American Genealogy
Vermont African American Genealogy
Vermont History-Lemuel Haynes
Vermont History-Lemuel Haynes
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Virginia Genealogy Information and Resources
Gunston Hall Plantation Probate Inventory Database
Virginia and Maryland probate inventories. 300+ transcriptions recorded between 1740 and 1810.
New Kent County, Virginia Parish Register, St. Pete's Parish
Slave baptisms are listed among these parish records.
NOTTOWAY COUNTY, VIRGINIA - DEED BOOK NO. 7
Because many of the deeds occupy multiple pages, the transcriber instead numbered each document.
Search Runaway Slave Advertisements from Virginia, 1817-1842
Search Runaway Slave Advertisements from the Genius of Liberty Newspaper, Leesburg, Virginia, 1817-1842
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers.
Gunston Hall Plantation Probate Inventory Database
Virginia and Maryland probate inventories. 300+ transcriptions recorded between 1740 and 1810.
New Kent County, Virginia Parish Register, St. Pete's Parish
Slave baptisms are listed among these parish records.
NOTTOWAY COUNTY, VIRGINIA - DEED BOOK NO. 7
Because many of the deeds occupy multiple pages, the transcriber instead numbered each document.
Search Runaway Slave Advertisements from Virginia, 1817-1842
Search Runaway Slave Advertisements from the Genius of Liberty Newspaper, Leesburg, Virginia, 1817-1842
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia
The Geography of Slavery in Virginia is a digital collection of advertisements for runaway and captured slaves and servants in 18th- and 19th-century Virginia newspapers.
1860 Slave Schedule Charles City, VA
1860 Slave Schedule Charles City, VA
1860 Slave Schedule Russell County VA
1860 Slave Schedule Russell County VA
African American Genealogy Group of Charlottesville/Albemarle
The African American Genealogy Group of Charlottesville and Albemarle County first met in November 1995 at the offices of the Region Ten Community Services then on Market Street in Charlottesville. Twelve people attended the initial organizational meeting. Its co-founders, Julian Burke and Caruso Brown, continue to encourage members working on stories of their immediate and extended families.
African American Genealogy Group of Charlottesville/Albemarle
The African American Genealogy Group of Charlottesville and Albemarle County first met in November 1995 at the offices of the Region Ten Community Services then on Market Street in Charlottesville. Twelve people attended the initial organizational meeting. Its co-founders, Julian Burke and Caruso Brown, continue to encourage members working on stories of their immediate and extended families.
African American Heritage at Sweetbriar Plantation, VA
African American Heritage at Sweetbriar Plantation, VA
African American Voters in Alexandria, 1902-1954
African American Voters in Alexandria, 1902-1954
AFRICAN AMERICANS AT JAMESTOWN
The first documented "20 and Odd" Blacks that arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in August of 1619 are not known to have been immediately enslaved. As an institution, slavery did not exist in Virginia in 1619. Slavery as we know it today, evolved gradually, beginning with customs rather than laws. To further shed light on how this institution evolved legally, from indentured servitude to life long servitude, the following laws and/or facts are given as well as other sources on 17th century servitude among Blacks in Virginia.
AFRICAN AMERICANS AT JAMESTOWN
The first documented "20 and Odd" Blacks that arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in August of 1619 are not known to have been immediately enslaved. As an institution, slavery did not exist in Virginia in 1619. Slavery as we know it today, evolved gradually, beginning with customs rather than laws. To further shed light on how this institution evolved legally, from indentured servitude to life long servitude, the following laws and/or facts are given as well as other sources on 17th century servitude among Blacks in Virginia.
African-American Churches-Tazewell County, Virginia
African-American Churches-Tazewell County, Virginia
African-American Research-Tazewell County, Virginia
African-American Research-Tazewell County, Virginia
Africans in VA
Africans in VA
BAILEY--BERRY FAMILIES
Free African Americans
BAILEY--BERRY FAMILIES
Free African Americans
Blackwell Genealogy Page
Blackwell slaves named. Lunenburg Court House, Va
Blackwell Genealogy Page
Blackwell slaves named. Lunenburg Court House, Va
Carlyle House Slaves
List slaves of Carlyle Family of Virginia The Carlyle Household - About John Carlyle - Family Life - Slavery The House and the Site Slavery: Names without Faces If you had visited the Carlyle House in 1770, most of the faces you saw were black, not white. The two story stone house was not only John Carlyle’s home, it was the center of an entire complex of buildings. Inside and outside the buildings, enslaved African Americans were the majority of those who moved about the daily activities which kept the Carlyles fed and living in comfort and John Carlyle’s business running smoothly. Skilled in domestic work and crafts, these people were owned by one of the largest slaveholders in northern Virginia.
Carlyle House Slaves
List slaves of Carlyle Family of Virginia The Carlyle Household - About John Carlyle - Family Life - Slavery The House and the Site Slavery: Names without Faces If you had visited the Carlyle House in 1770, most of the faces you saw were black, not white. The two story stone house was not only John Carlyle’s home, it was the center of an entire complex of buildings. Inside and outside the buildings, enslaved African Americans were the majority of those who moved about the daily activities which kept the Carlyles fed and living in comfort and John Carlyle’s business running smoothly. Skilled in domestic work and crafts, these people were owned by one of the largest slaveholders in northern Virginia.
Chesepeake Bay History: African-American History in the Bay
Chesepeake Bay History: African-American History in the Bay
Free African American Families of VA and NC
Free African American Families of VA and NC
Garrett-Burrus-Goodwin-Boldridge Bible Records, Slave Births, VA
Garrett-Burrus-Goodwin-Boldridge Bible Records, Slave Births, VA
George Lamb and the Register of Free Blacks
George Lamb and the Register of Free Blacks
Guide to African American Manuscripts
Guide to African American Manuscripts
Items from Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library
Items from Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library
King George County Register
Batley Anderson a mulatto man aged about twenty One years at this time five feet six inches and an half high being emancipated by the last Will and testament of Robert Massey deceased, now of record in King George County Court. June the 6th 1806. Register no.41
King George County Register
Batley Anderson a mulatto man aged about twenty One years at this time five feet six inches and an half high being emancipated by the last Will and testament of Robert Massey deceased, now of record in King George County Court. June the 6th 1806. Register no.41
Runaway Slave Ads Newspapers
Newspaper ads for runaway slaves
Runaway Slave Ads Newspapers
Newspaper ads for runaway slaves
Slave Connections
Virginia slaves named in probate records etc.
Slave Connections
Virginia slaves named in probate records etc.
Slave mentioned in Charles Powell Documents
Wills, deeds and inventories of slaves Presented by The Three Sisters To Documents Menu Slaves Named in Wills, Deeds and other Documents Virginia Records || Kentucky Records
Slave mentioned in Charles Powell Documents
Wills, deeds and inventories of slaves Presented by The Three Sisters To Documents Menu Slaves Named in Wills, Deeds and other Documents Virginia Records || Kentucky Records
Slaves belonging to the estate of Fielding Lewis
Inventory of estate naming slaves On this list, you will find the names of just some of the slaves and their occupations that belonged to Fielding Lewis, who once lived at the Kenmore plantation with his wife Betty Washington Lewis.3
Slaves belonging to the estate of Fielding Lewis
Inventory of estate naming slaves On this list, you will find the names of just some of the slaves and their occupations that belonged to Fielding Lewis, who once lived at the Kenmore plantation with his wife Betty Washington Lewis.3
The Legacy of West Ford
West Ford was born in 1784 or 1785 on the Bushfield Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Venus, a mulatto slave woman owned by George Washington's brother, John Augustine Washington and his wife, Hannah. According to Ford oral history, Venus told her mistress Hannah that George Washington was her child's father. Historians dispute this fact, suggesting that one of Washington's nephews may have fathered the boy West.
The Legacy of West Ford
West Ford was born in 1784 or 1785 on the Bushfield Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Venus, a mulatto slave woman owned by George Washington's brother, John Augustine Washington and his wife, Hannah. According to Ford oral history, Venus told her mistress Hannah that George Washington was her child's father. Historians dispute this fact, suggesting that one of Washington's nephews may have fathered the boy West.
The Register for Free Blacks for Augusta Valley and Staunton, Virginia
In innumerable ways, small and large, Augusta's free blacks were reminded of their anomalous status within a slave society. One such reminder was a law mandating their registration at the courthouse. Passed by the state legislature in January 1803, in response to the 1800 Gabriel Prosser slave rebellion in Richmond, the law was designed to "more effectually restrain the practice of negroes going at large."
The Register for Free Blacks for Augusta Valley and Staunton, Virginia
In innumerable ways, small and large, Augusta's free blacks were reminded of their anomalous status within a slave society. One such reminder was a law mandating their registration at the courthouse. Passed by the state legislature in January 1803, in response to the 1800 Gabriel Prosser slave rebellion in Richmond, the law was designed to "more effectually restrain the practice of negroes going at large."
VBHA - African American Virginia Church History
Virginia Black History Archives Special Collections and Archives James Branch Cabell Library Virginia Commonwealth University
VBHA - African American Virginia Church History
Virginia Black History Archives Special Collections and Archives James Branch Cabell Library Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Gazette Items Relating to Slaves
Alexandria had no newspaper until 1784. Consequently, during the colonial and Revolutionary War periods, for news Alexandrians relied upon a couple of Maryland and Virginia papers with statewide circulations and, of course, newspapers from the cities of Britain and the rest of the East Coast of America.
Virginia Gazette Items Relating to Slaves
Alexandria had no newspaper until 1784. Consequently, during the colonial and Revolutionary War periods, for news Alexandrians relied upon a couple of Maryland and Virginia papers with statewide circulations and, of course, newspapers from the cities of Britain and the rest of the East Coast of America.
Virginia Gazette Items Relating to Slaves in Alexandria and Fairfax County, 1768-1777
Virginia Gazette Items Relating to Slaves in Alexandria and Fairfax County, 1768-1777
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Washington Genealogy Information and Resources
Washington Genealogy
Washington Genealogy
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West Virginia Genealogy Information and Resources
An Act Abolishing Slavery in the State
On February 3, 1865, the West Virginia Legislature passed an act abolishing slavery in the state. Learn more: House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, January 30, 1865 House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 1, 1865 Senate Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 3, 1865 Letter From Wheeling Regarding the Abolishment of Slavery in West Virginia
An Act Abolishing Slavery in the State
On February 3, 1865, the West Virginia Legislature passed an act abolishing slavery in the state. Learn more: House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, January 30, 1865 House of Delegates Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 1, 1865 Senate Proceedings on the Abolishment of Slavery, February 3, 1865 Letter From Wheeling Regarding the Abolishment of Slavery in West Virginia
Monroe County WV Genealogy - African American
Monroe County WV Genealogy - African American
Slavery in Present West Virginia in 1860
Slavery in Present West Virginia in 1860
West Virginia African American Genealogy
West Virginia African American Genealogy
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Wisconsin Genealogy Information and Resources
Wisconsin Genealogy
Wisconsin Genealogy
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Wyoming Genealogy Information and Resources
Genealogy Wyoming Genealogy Sites
Genealogy Wyoming Genealogy Sites
Wyoming African American Genealogy
Wyoming African American Genealogy
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