African American Research

RECORDS, DOCUMENTS, ETC.

LOW COUNTRY AFRICANA  -  South Carolina Slaveholders

BitterSweet: Linked Through Slavery -  A working group of bloggers who are members of the non-profit group Coming to the Table (CTTT). We call ourselves “linked descendants,” people who have a joint history in slavery–a pairing of a descendant of an enslaved person with a descendant of his or her slaveholder, who have found each other and who are in communication.

WEST VIRGINIA MEMORIES -  Old newspaper articles (and book mentions) about former slaves.

Virginia Historical Society - Unknown No Longer - A Database of Virginia Slave Names.

Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Project 1936-1938

Slavery in East Tennessee

Texas Slavery Narratives

LARGE SLAVEHOLDERS OF 1860 and AFRICAN AMERICAN SURNAME MATCHES FROM 1870

THE BEYOND THE KIN PROJECT

Alabama Slave Owners 

RECLAIMING KIN   by Robyn Smith

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro  - Digital Library on American Slavery


SLAVERY ERA INSURANCE REGISTRY

Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry - State of Illinois
Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry - State of California
Insurance Policies On Slaves: New York Life's Complicated Past


Notable Kentucky African Americans Database

Researching Slaveholding and Slave Trading Ancestry

New Paltz Register of Slaves 1799-1825

Afro Louisiana History & Genealogy Slave Database

Slave Deeds of Buncombe County, North Carolina

AFRIGENEAS- Slave Database Collection

Iredell County, North Carolina - Slave Deeds

St. Louis Probate Court Records - Court Ordered Slave Sales

Texas Runaway Slave Project




EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


Video by Crista Cowan - "Documenting the Enslaved"



New England Historical Genealogical Society - American Ancestors -  "African American Resources at NEHGS"




BlackProGen LIVE Ep5: The African American Online Genealogy Toolbox   by Nika Smith


 by Tim Pinnick












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