Large Slaveholders and African Americans
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Sankofa's Afrikan Slave Genealogy "The web's most comprehensive database of plantations categorized by state and county". Also includes "useful resources for tracing your ancestors through the transatlantic and U.S. slave trade" and " a collection of miscellaneous genealogical resources: census, wills, estate records, etc."
MSGenWeb African American Resources "Our hope is to help researchers find their African American ancestors. While we can't do your research for you, hopefully by utilizing this page and the links provided you can find your ancestors and learn about them in the process!"
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1719-1820 In 1984, a professor at Rutgers University stumbled upon a trove of historic data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, painstakingly uncovered the background of 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries making fortunes for their owners. A database of her work is now online at this site.
AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum "This board is reserved for discussion of the Enslavement Period, slave genealogy, documents pertaining to slavery, and techniques for finding the last slaveowner and the first slave ancestor."
University of South Florida Africana Heritage Project "Our mission is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site." I have submitted three research articles to the USF Africana Heritage Project: The Last Slaveholder; American Slavery Era Ancestors; and Using Federal Census Indexes to Find an 1860 Slaveholder.
Black History Pages "The Best of Black History on the Internet."
Christine's Genealogy Website Comprehensive database and resources for African American research.
Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism "Compiled from Archive, library and Internet source documentation, this timeline on Slavery and in part the History of Racism, has been used to guide the direction of independent research into the history of enslaved Americans of African descent at historic sites located at the National Zoo, in Washington, DC."
Historical United States Census Data Browser This wonderfully searchable database is especially useful for finding data on slaves and slaveholders for 1860 on a State and County level.
Life on a Plantation Illustrated chronology of the history of the 10 million slaves brought to the Americas from Africa.
Roots Web Guide Lesson 25 on African American Genealogy A how to do it guide with resource links.
The Freedmen's Bureau Online "The Bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen, including issuing rations, clothing and medicine."
Born in Slavery Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers" Project 1936-1938.
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia Objectives include: "Promote the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism" and "promote racial understanding and healing."
Slave History and Genealogy through Courthouse Records. Excellent article on examining, analyzing and extracting information on slaves from all sorts of County records filed at the County Courthouse.
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