African American Online Genealogy Records

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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cc9999" align="center" colspan="6" | '''African American Online Database''' <br>This is a collection of links to African American Online databases.<br>
 
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| width="50%" valign="middle" colspan="3" style="height: 40px;" | <center>'''Vital Records'''</center> <center><span style="color: rgb(204, 153, 153);">'''''Births'''''</span></center>  
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<center>'''African American Biography'''<center>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/biography.htm Biography]</center></center>  
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[http://aabd.chadwyck.com/ African American Biographical Database] - from Chadwyck-Healey. Information for more than 30,000 African Ameriacans&nbsp; (1790-1950)  
 
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[http://aabd.chadwyck.com/ African American Biographical Database] - from Chadwyck-Healey. Information for more than 30,000 African Ameriacans&nbsp; (1790-1950)
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<center></center> <center>'''Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land'''</center>  
 
<center></center> <center>'''Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land'''</center>  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives Wikipedia] (lists both free and $)<br> [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ genealogybank.com]($)<br> Library of Congress - [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Historic American Newspapers] <br> http://news.google.com/archivesearch Google News Archive] <br> [http://www.freenewspaperarchives.us/ Free Newspaper Archives in the US] <br>[http://www.elephind.com/ Elephind.com] Search engine that links to websites containing newspapers. <br>  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives Wikipedia] (lists both free and $)<br> [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ genealogybank.com]($)<br> Library of Congress - [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Historic American Newspapers] <br> http://news.google.com/archivesearch Google News Archive] <br> [http://www.freenewspaperarchives.us/ Free Newspaper Archives in the US] <br>[http://www.elephind.com/ Elephind.com] Search engine that links to websites containing newspapers. <br>  
 
<center><center>'''Current newspapers'''</center></center> <br>  
 
<center><center>'''Current newspapers'''</center></center> <br>  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ RootsWeb Obituary Daily Times] (free) has a searchable database of over 14 million modern-day obituaries extracted by volunteers. Most are from 2000 or later, but some date back to the 1980s. [http://www.abyznewslinks.com/unitemd.htm ABYZ Newslinks] (free) has a directory of links to newspapers online organized by state and city. [http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usmaryla.htm OnlineNewspapers.com] (free) links to United States newspapers online. [http://www.shgresources.com/md/newspapers/ SHG Resources State Handbook and Guide] (free) links to current U.S. newspapers online. [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news/ RootsWeb Newspaper Index].Database contains 454,372 records (48,485 surnames). Selected states, counties and newspapers (as contributed). [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentsearch.aspx?&rt=news WorldVitalRecords.com ]has an extensive collection of online newspapers.<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ RootsWeb Obituary Daily Times] (free) has a searchable database of over 14 million modern-day obituaries extracted by volunteers. Most are from 2000 or later, but some date back to the 1980s.<br> [http://www.abyznewslinks.com/unitemd.htm ABYZ Newslinks] (free) has a directory of links to newspapers online organized by state and city.<br> [http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usmaryla.htm OnlineNewspapers.com] (free) links to United States newspapers online.<br> [http://www.shgresources.com/md/newspapers/ SHG Resources State Handbook and Guide] (free) links to current U.S. newspapers online. <br>[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news/ RootsWeb Newspaper Index].Database contains 454,372 records (48,485 surnames). Selected states, counties and newspapers (as contributed). <br>[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentsearch.aspx?&rt=news WorldVitalRecords.com ]has an extensive collection of online newspapers.<br>  
 
<center><center>African American Newspapers</center></center>  
 
<center><center>African American Newspapers</center></center>  
 
http://www.allied-media.com/Publications/african_american_newspapers.htm <br> http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/misc/afrnews.html<br> http://www.blackrefer.com/newspapers.html <br> [http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/aasnewspaper http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/aasnewspaper]<br>  
 
http://www.allied-media.com/Publications/african_american_newspapers.htm <br> http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/misc/afrnews.html<br> http://www.blackrefer.com/newspapers.html <br> [http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/aasnewspaper http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/aasnewspaper]<br>  
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<br> Lathan A. Windley, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9217777 Runaway Slave Advertisements: a Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790]'', 4 v. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983). Contents: Vol.1 Virginia and North Carolina -- v.2 Maryland -- v.3 South Carolina -- v.4 Georgia. <br>  
 
<br> Lathan A. Windley, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9217777 Runaway Slave Advertisements: a Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790]'', 4 v. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983). Contents: Vol.1 Virginia and North Carolina -- v.2 Maryland -- v.3 South Carolina -- v.4 Georgia. <br>  
 
<center><center><center>'''Oral History'''</center></center></center>  
 
<center><center><center>'''Oral History'''</center></center></center>  
<span style="display: none;" id="1389016818011S" />[http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/ American Slave Narratives]<br> [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/ Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938]<br>  
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<span id="1389016818011S" style="display: none;" />[http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/ American Slave Narratives]<br> [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/ Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938]<br>  
 
<center></center> <center><center>[http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/ North American Slave Narratives]</center></center> <center><center>[http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/ First-Person Narratives of the American South]</center>  
 
<center></center> <center><center>[http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/ North American Slave Narratives]</center></center> <center><center>[http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/ First-Person Narratives of the American South]</center>  
 
[http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/ Voices from the Days of Slavery] <br>  
 
[http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/ Voices from the Days of Slavery] <br>  
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[http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/index.html African-American Heritage] <br>  
 
[http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/index.html African-American Heritage] <br>  
  
[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/black-history.html Black History]
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</center></center></center> <center><center><center><center><center></center>Library of Congress</center></center></center></center>[http://id.loc.gov/search/?q=African+American&q=cs%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fid.loc.gov%2Fauthorities%2Fsubjects Library of Congress - African American] <center><center><center><center><br><center></center> <br> <center><center></center>'''Slave Trade'''</center><center><center>
<center><center><center><center><center></center>Library of Congress</center></center></center></center>[http://id.loc.gov/search/?q=African+American&q=cs%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fid.loc.gov%2Fauthorities%2Fsubjects Library of Congress - African American]
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<center><center><center><center><br><center></center> <br> <center><center></center>'''Slave Trade'''</center><center><center>
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[http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database] <br>  
 
[http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database] <br>  
 
http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/slavery-records.html Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade</center> <br> <center><center></center>'''Southern Claims Commission'''<center></center>  
 
http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/slavery-records.html Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade</center> <br> <center><center></center>'''Southern Claims Commission'''<center></center>  
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This page is dedicated to Online African American Collections. When searching the online databases and collections search by the individuals name, state, or record type.

African American Online Database
This is a collection of links to African American Online databases.
Vital Records
Births


Marriages

Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1815-1869


Deaths

Social Security Death Index


'Bank Records

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 (M817 Deposit Ledgers in Branches of the Freedman's Saving and Trust Company).


African American Biography
Biography

African American Biographical Database - from Chadwyck-Healey. Information for more than 30,000 African Ameriacans  (1790-1950)


Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land

Freedman Bureau Field Offices 1865-1872 ($)
U. S. Public Records Index 1970-2010


Cemeteries

Find a Grave
Billion Graves
Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans 1925-1949
African American Cemeteries Online
Resting Places of United States Colored Troops, Officers and Sailors

Veterans Administraion Gravesite Locater

Census

US Federal 1790-1940

FamilySearch
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Ancestry


Slave Schedules1850 and 1860


State Census


Collections

American Memory - Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860

Digital Library on American Slavery

The Atlantic Slave Database Network: A New Resource for Scholars

The Menare Foundation

Institute of African American Research


Land Records
Military Records

Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783

Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications

Daughers of the American Revolution   Genealogical Research System

War of 1812

War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815

War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910

Civil War

United States Colored Troops in the Civil War

Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865

Newspapers

Historical newspapers

NewspaperArchive.com($).
Ancestry.com($)
Digital Historical Newspapers
Online Historical Newspapers Website
(lists of both free and $)

Wikipedia (lists both free and $)
genealogybank.com($)
Library of Congress - Historic American Newspapers
http://news.google.com/archivesearch Google News Archive]
Free Newspaper Archives in the US
Elephind.com Search engine that links to websites containing newspapers.

Current newspapers

RootsWeb Obituary Daily Times (free) has a searchable database of over 14 million modern-day obituaries extracted by volunteers. Most are from 2000 or later, but some date back to the 1980s.
ABYZ Newslinks (free) has a directory of links to newspapers online organized by state and city.
OnlineNewspapers.com (free) links to United States newspapers online.
SHG Resources State Handbook and Guide (free) links to current U.S. newspapers online.
RootsWeb Newspaper Index.Database contains 454,372 records (48,485 surnames). Selected states, counties and newspapers (as contributed).
WorldVitalRecords.com has an extensive collection of online newspapers.

African American Newspapers

http://www.allied-media.com/Publications/african_american_newspapers.htm
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/misc/afrnews.html
http://www.blackrefer.com/newspapers.html
http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/aasnewspaper


Lathan A. Windley, Runaway Slave Advertisements: a Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790, 4 v. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983). Contents: Vol.1 Virginia and North Carolina -- v.2 Maryland -- v.3 South Carolina -- v.4 Georgia.

Oral History

North American Slave Narratives
First-Person Narratives of the American South

Voices from the Days of Slavery

The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. by George P. Rawick. 19 volumes with Supplement, Series 1 and 2 make 42 volumes. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Pub. Co., [1972-


Photographs

Repositories

National Archives

African-American Heritage

Black History

Library of Congress
Library of Congress - African American


Slave Trade

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/slavery-records.html Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade

Southern Claims Commission

Southern Claims Commission

Online Sources

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Are you aware of an online collection that is not given, please let us know. healeyje@familysearch.org