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REFERENCE MATERIAL

Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree  Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree

Black Genealogy  Black Genealogy

Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson  Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

In Celebration of Black History Research  In Celebration of Black History Research

The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992: Revised Edition  The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992: Revised Edition

The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870  The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870

Atlas of Slavery  Atlas of Slavery

The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America  The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration  A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

The First Black Footballer: Arthur Wharton 1865-1930: An Absence of Memory  The First Black Footballer: Arthur Wharton 1865-1930: An Absence of Memory

Along the Color Line: Explorations in the Black Experience  Along the Color Line: Explorations in the Black Experience

Complete Comfort and Relaxation for; Colored Motorists; Free Roadside Picnic Facilities  Complete Comfort and Relaxation for; Colored Motorists; Free Roadside Picnic Facilities

MILITARY RESOURCES

The Black presence in the era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800  The Black presence in the era of the American Revolution, 1770-1800

MILITARY: U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865  This database contains Compiled Military Service Records of several Colored Troops that served in the American Civil War. Compiled Service Records can contain a variety of records and include such information as name of solider, age, birthplace, enlistment date, and enlistment location.

The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865  The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865

OHIO: The Black Brigade of Cincinnati : being a report of its labors and a muster-roll of its members : together with various orders,  The Black Brigade of Cincinnati : being a report of its labors and a muster-roll of its members : together with various orders,

PHILADELPHIA: Report of the executive board of the Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen  Report of the executive board of the Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freedmen

1st Army Post Band (Colored) - Souilly  1st Army Post Band (Colored) - Souilly

Record of the services of the Seventh Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops : from September, 1863 to November, 1866  Record of the services of the Seventh Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops : from September, 1863 to November, 1866

The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865  The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865

Semi-history of a boy-veteran of the Twenty-eighth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, in a black regiment : a diary of 28th  Semi-history of a boy-veteran of the Twenty-eighth Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers, in a black regiment : a diary of 28th

Twenty-sixth United States Colored Volunteer Infantry  Twenty-sixth United States Colored Volunteer Infantry

A brief sketch of the organization and services of the Fifty-ninth Regiment of United States Colored Infantry : and biographical Dayton, Ohio A brief sketch of the organization and services of the Fifty-ninth Regiment of United States Colored Infantry : and biographical

OTHER RESOURCES

ILLINOIS: Colored people's blue-book and business directory of Chicago, Ill., 1905  Colored people's blue-book and business directory of Chicago, Ill., 1905

MARYLAND: Twelve years among the colored people : a record of the work of Mount Calvary Chapel of S. Mary the Virgin, Baltimore  Twelve years among the colored people : a record of the work of Mount Calvary Chapel of S. Mary the Virgin, Baltimore

NEW YORK: Free Black Heads of Households in the New York State Federal Census, 1790-1830  Free Black Heads of Households in the New York State Federal Census, 1790-1830

OHIO: Pioneer Blacks in Adams County, Ohio  Pioneer Blacks in Adams County, Ohio

OREGON: Blacks in the State of Oregon, 1788-1971  Blacks in the State of Oregon, 1788-1971

SOUTH CAROLINA: Free Blacks and Mulattos in South Carolina 1850 CensusFree Blacks and Mulattos in South Carolina 1850 Census

SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Black Deaths 1871-89  This is an extraction of the Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina Black Deaths 1871-89.

SOUTH CAROLINA: An account of the late intended insurrection among a portion of the blacks of this city  An account of the late intended insurrection among a portion of the blacks of this city (Charleston, S.C.: Printed by A.E. Miller, 1822.)

SOUTH CAROLINA: Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827  Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827

SLAVERY RESOURCES

Case Study: Two Negro Boys Named Elijah and Frank: The Search for My Slave Roots  Case Study: Two Negro Boys Named Elijah and Frank: The Search for My Slave Roots

U.S. Slavery & Emancipation, 1777-1865  U.S. Slavery & Emancipation, 1777-1865

The Transition from Slavery to Freedom  The Transition from Slavery to Freedom

Fifty years of slavery in the United States of America  Fifty years of slavery in the United States of America

Free Negro owners of slaves in the United States in 1830 : together with Absentee ownership of slaves in the United States in 1  Free Negro owners of slaves in the United States in 1830 : together with Absentee ownership of slaves in the United States in 1

Slavery petitions and papers  Slavery petitions and papers

Slave Narratives  Impressive collection of interviews of former slaves in the United States

1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules  This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the slave schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1850 Federal Census. In most cases, individuals were not named but were simply numbered and can be distinguished only by age, sex, and color; the names of owners are recorded. However, some enumerators listed the given names of slaves, particularly those over one hundred years of age.

1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules  This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the slave schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1860 Federal Census. In most cases, individuals were not named but were simply numbered and can be distinguished only by age, sex, and color; the names of owners are recorded. However, some enumerators listed the given names of slaves, particularly those over one hundred years of age.

Alabama State Census, 1820-1866  This database contains state censuses from Alabama for the years 1820, 1850, 1855, and 1866. Each of these censuses recorded the names of the head of households and the number of other household inhabitants according to gender and age categories. Some years also included race categories and distinguished between individuals who were free and slave.

Arkansas Census, 1819-70  This database contains indexes to the Arkansas (U.S.A.) portions of the 1820-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to 1819-1839 Tax Lists, 1823 and 1829 Sheriff's Census, the 1840 Pensioners Lists, and the 1850 Slave Schedules. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Georgia Census, 1790-1890  This database contains indexes to the Georgia (U.S.A.) portions of the 1820-1830 and 1850-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as to the 1840 Pensioners List, 1860 Slave Schedules, 1890 Veterans Schedules, and other early census and tax records.. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

The 1850 Census of Georgia Slave Owners  The 1850 Census of Georgia Slave Owners

The history of Negro servitude in Illinois : and of the slavery agitation in that state, 1719-1864 / by N. Dwight Harris.  The history of Negro servitude in Illinois : and of the slavery agitation in that state, 1719-1864 / by N. Dwight Harris.

Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records, 1720-1865  Index of slave records contained in the Illinois State Archives for persons who were bought, sold or emancipated between 1720 and 1865

An historical sketch of the early movement in Illinois for the legalization of slavery  An historical sketch of the early movement in Illinois for the legalization of slavery

Indiana : a redemption from slavery  Indiana : a redemption from slavery

Kentucky Census, 1810-90  This database contains indexes to the Kentucky (U.S.A.) portions of the 1810-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1840 Pensioners Lists, 1850 Slave Schedules, the 1890 Veterans Schedules, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

The anti-slavery movement in Kentucky, prior to 1850  The anti-slavery movement in Kentucky, prior to 1850

Louisiana Census, 1791-1890  This database contains indexes to the Louisiana (U.S.A.) portions of the 1810-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1791 Census of New Orleans, 1840 Pensioners Lists, 1850 Slave Schedules, 1850-1860 Sugar Census, 1890 Veterans Schedules, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Louisiana Slave Records, 1719-1820  This database is a compilation of information on over 100,000 slaves who came to Louisiana between 1719 and 1820. Information in this database includes name of individual, name of master, gender, race, birthplace, age, family relationships including mate and children, selling information such as name of seller, name of buyer, selling currency, and selling value, as well as retrieval information for the original document in which this information was found.

New Orleans, Louisiana, Slave Manifests, 1807-1860 (World Archives Project)  This collection is currently being indexed by World Archives Project contributors (see <em>Where to go from here</em> below for more info). It contains slave manifests filed both upon departure and arrival at New Orleans, Louisiana between 1807 and 1860. Information listed on the manifests includes: name of vessel, port of departure and arrival, date, name of ship captain, and details about each slave on board, such as name, age, sex, and height. Once World Archives Project indexing is complete, the searchable index will be published and available free of charge.

Louisiana Freed Slave Records, 1719-1820  Louisiana Freed Slave Records, 1719-1820

Maryland Census, 1772-1890  This database contains indexes to the Maryland (U.S.A.) portions of the 1790-1860 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1840 Pensioners Lists, 1850-1860 Slave Schedules, 1890 Naval Veterans, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Anti-slavery landmarks in Boston  Anti-slavery landmarks in Boston

Mississippi Census, 1805-90  This database contains indexes to the Mississippi (U.S.A.) portions of the 1820-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1805 Jefferson and Wilkinson Counties, the 1810 Territorial Census, the 1818, 1822-1825, 1830, 1837, 1841, 1845, 1853, and 1866 State Censuses, the 1840 Pensioners Lists, the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules, the 1890 Veterans Schedules, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Rare Slave Records Found in Natchez, Genealogy Studies Aid Genetic Research, and more!  Rare Slave Records Found in Natchez, Genealogy Studies Aid Genetic Research, and more!

Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841 and rescued in 1  Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841 and rescued in 1

Colored Charlotte : published in connection with the fiftieth anniversary of the freedom of the Negro in the county of Mecklenburg  Colored Charlotte : published in connection with the fiftieth anniversary of the freedom of the Negro in the county of Mecklenburg

Correspondence of Thomas Ebenezer Thomas : mainly relating to the anti-slavery conflict in Ohio, especially in the Presbyterian Church  Correspondence of Thomas Ebenezer Thomas : mainly relating to the anti-slavery conflict in Ohio, especially in the Presbyterian Church

Tennessee Census, 1810-91  This database contains indexes to the Tennessee (U.S.A.) portions of the 1810-1860 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1840 Pensioners List, the 1860 Slave Schedule, the 1890 Veteran's Schedule, 1891 Voters List, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Virginia Census, 1607-1890  This database contains indexes to the Virginia (U.S.A.) portions of the 1800-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to the 1840 Pensioners Lists, the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules, the 1890 Veterans Schedules, and other early censuses. Information contained in these indexes can include name, state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.

Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786  Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786

History of the Underground Railroad as it was conducted by the Anti-Slavery League : including many thrilling encounters  History of the Underground Railroad as it was conducted by the Anti-Slavery League : including many thrilling encounters

An historical inquiry concerning the attempt to raise a regiment of slaves by Rhode Island during the War of the Revolution  An historical inquiry concerning the attempt to raise a regiment of slaves by Rhode Island during the War of the Revolution

The Western Reserve and the fugitive slave law  The Western Reserve and the fugitive slave law

U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix Slave Plantation and Head Tax Lists, 1772-1821  This database contains images of plantation and head tax lists from the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies (today the U.S. Virgin Islands) from 1772-1821. These records have not yet been indexed. Therefore, this database is not name searchable. However, you can look at the images by using the browse links below.

Distribution of Slaves in the Southern States, 1860  Distribution of Slaves in the Southern States, 1860

Map Showing the Distribution of Slaves in the Southern States, 1860  Map Showing the Distribution of Slaves in the Southern States, 1860

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-38  Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-38

Montpelier Slaves Descendants Commemoration  Montpelier Slaves Descendants Commemoration

Slavery Up Close and Personal  Slavery Up Close and Personal

Library of Congress Adds "Slaves and the Courts"  Library of Congress Adds "Slaves and the Courts"

International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry  International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry

CANADIAN SLAVES

Slavery in Canada  Slavery in Canada

The Loyalists and slavery in New Brunswick  The Loyalists and slavery in New Brunswick

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