African American Genealogy Records
General Listings - Slave Records, Census Records, Bank Records...
- African American Genealogy Collection at Ancestry.com (requires payment) includes...
- U.S., Interviews with Former Slaves, 1936-1938
- U.S. Colored Troops Records, 1861-1865
- U.S. Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1865-1878
- U.S. Federal Census Indexes and Images 1790-1940; includes...
- Slave Schedules for 1850 and 1860 (slave schedules generally name the slave owners; slaves are listed by age and gender, but not named)
- Every name census indexes 1790-1940 (former slaves were first enumerated by name beginning in 1870)
- 1890 Civil War Widows and Veterans Census
- African American Newspapers, 1829-1947
- Savannah, Georgia, Coastwise Slave Manifests, 1811-1860
- New Orleans, Louisiana, Slave Manifests, 1807-1860
- Louisiana Slave Records, 1719-1820
- Adams County, Mississippi, Slave Certificates, 1858-1861
- Mississippi, Wilkinson County Newspaper Slave Ads, 1823-1849
- Slave Emancipation Records, 1851-1863 and Slave Owner Petitions, 1862-1863, Washington, D.C.
- Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 (bank depositor records of freed slaves from Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina)
- And More
- Lowcountry Africana "...dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida..." Also see the South Carolina section below.
- Freedmen's Bank Records, 1865-1874 from NARA microfilm publication M816: "Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company, 1865-1874."
District of Columbia
- Race and Slavery Petitions Project a searchable database with information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color from petitions filed between 1775 and 1867 in the 15 slaveholding states and the District of Columbia